Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia borer?
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia borer?
- From: Lowell McCormick LOWELLMCCORMICK@compuserve.com
- Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:10:20 -0500
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>> >Has anyone seen a borer or cutworm problem in Alocasia? I'm looking at
shiny black caterpillar-type thing that is eating the core of the Alocasia
Sounds like an armyworm larvae. They are indiscriminate feeders and
can devour a tremendous amount of plants in a short time--usually your
Once I had an orchid just beginning to bloom and just before each
bloom opened it disappeared overnight. I finally caught it by going out at
12 A.M. with the flashlight and caught it eating the next blossom.
Needless to say, it didn't live to finish its meal.
E-mail from: Lowell McCormick, 04-Nov-2002