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Re: red oak bug


Well, if that's what you've got, it sounds like it's not too bad:
"Control of the locust leafminer is  generally not necessary. When
aesthetics are involved, control might be justifiable."
Except they didn't say what to control it with if you want to.  To play it
safe, I'd take a sample in to the Cooperative Extension Service if possible.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry and Martha" <swissko@nb.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] red oak bug


> Kitty, I did some more searching online today and I think the bug is a
> locust leafminer (Odontata dorsalis). Details and a picture are at
> http://www.forestpests.org/southern/Insects/loclfmnr.htm. I am relieved to
> read that "Outbreaks of the locust leafminer are  generally more
spectacular
> than destructive." However I sprayed the tree with insecticidal soap this
> evening, just to see if I can convince some of them to leave. It's a young
> tree (planted this spring) and it might be stressed by such a heavy
> infestation--they are gnawing the leaves pretty good. I have a young sugar
> maple and a young copper beech close by, and there are no bugs on them.
The
> black locusts in the nearby woods are showing a lot of leafminer damage,
so
> it makes sense that they are in the vicinity.
> Martha
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:07 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] red oak bug
>
>
> >Re > Tonight I noticed a million bugs on the leaves of my new red oak
> >tree--there
> >> must have been a dozen on every leaf.
> >Martha,
> >Can you describe the 'bug'?  size, shape, segments, color, movement,
legs,
> >wings, soft/hard body, damage, do they run when you touch them?  Anything
> >else?
> >
> >Kitty
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Larry and Martha" <swissko@nb.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 5:02 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] which list is which
> >
> >
> >> I've been lurking some, mostly deleting messages, just too busy right
now
> >to
> >> join in much. Right now I am enjoying an especially pleasing
combination
> >of
> >> eryngium, aesclepias, purple coneflower, and bee balm in one corner of
my
> >> garden. My veggie garden is overwhelmed with early blight and bacterial
> >> wilt, although this is the first year I've not had bean beetles (knock
> >> wood). The tomatoes aren't ripening very fast, and we've had some corn.
> >> Tonight I noticed a million bugs on the leaves of my new red oak
> >tree--there
> >> must have been a dozen on every leaf. I've looked through all my books
> and
> >> done a google search and can come up with no idea of what this bug is.
> >> Doesn't look like they're doing much damage, so I am hopeful they are
> just
> >> passing through. Any ideas?
> >> Martha
> >> Pittsburgh
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 1:31 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] which list is which
> >>
> >>
> >> >>, that list is
> >> >> even less active than chat, although more plant talk.
> >> >
> >> >So it's normal for lists to slow down this time of year?
> >> >
> >> >> We only have 30 members now? Hum
> >> >
> >> >I counted 30 active in July.  I'm sure there's still some lurkers
> >> >
> >> >Kitty
> >> >
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