bug ID- Yo Marge!, anyone
Marge, I realize you said you were behind on messages, however I didn't get
any response from anyone on this post from 4 days ago and I was wondering if
anyone on the list was able to access my bug pictures. ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] infor-bug ID
> Here's a couple of pics of the bug needing ID.The one in the pics have
> dead awhile. They are shown on a q-tip to indicate size. The photos
> really clear, but I may have clearer ones to add later. When they're
> and on the plant, they don't look like this to my eye. They look more
> 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
> 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
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 3:32 AM
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] infor
> > > From: Kitty <email@example.com>
> > > 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
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