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Re: infor-bug ID

Here's a couple of pics of the bug needing ID.The one in the pics have been
dead awhile.  They are shown on a q-tip to indicate size.  The photos aren't
really clear, but I may have clearer ones to add later.  When they're alive
and on the plant, they don't look like this to my eye.  They look more like
a little tan/brown Pac-Man, sort of humped, like a little helmet, and they
carry a tuft of cotton behind them.  When disturbed they scurry to the other
side of the stem.  If you try to pinch them, they jump very quickly away.
I'm pretty sure this is a sucking insect, though I haven't seen any holes.
However, the longer they stay on a lily, the stem at that point turns brown.
I have seen them on 2 lilies and on my Deutzia x 'Montrose'.  This album
also contains a photo of the first bloom of the season on my Deinanthe.


That should work, otherwise go to:
and click on Bug ID


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 3:32 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] infor

> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Right now I've got a bug here I found on one of my lilies
> > last year.  There was just one last year.  I posted pictures, also
> showed to
> > our Hort Ed.  While trying to get an ID, it destroyed the plant.
> This year
> > I found 4 of them on a Deutzia.  Snipped the whole stem, bagged it
> and took
> > it in to CES.  He said possibly lacebug, but I'm not so sure.
> ----------
> I've never heard of lace bugs on lilies - they mostly go for Azaleas
> and Pieris around here and they're pretty easy to ID if you can see
> the dratted things - their damage is also fairly easy to ID.  I must
> have missed the posting of the photo, can you put up another?  You've
> got my curiosity up:-)
> Have you tried Safers on it?  Hort oil?  Those are my 2 solutions for
> insects I simply have to do something about - that and hand picking,
> squashing and/or dropping into soapy water.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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