Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia borer?
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia borer?
- From: "Petra Schmidt" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 13:09:18 -0500
Thanks, Mary, for your response...an entomologist at NCSU identified this to
Bellura moth larvae and said he's seen it before on other aroids...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lowell McCormick" <LOWELLMCCORMICK@compuserve.com>
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia borer?
> >> >Has anyone seen a borer or cutworm problem in Alocasia? I'm looking
> shiny black caterpillar-type thing that is eating the core of the Alocasia
> stem area...
> Petra <<
> 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.
> Mary Elliott
> E-mail from: Lowell McCormick, 04-Nov-2002