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Re: Smashed Cukes and Bugs!

Hi Daryl (and everyone else who responded!)
   Judging from the links you gave I do think they are lady bugs, but I will
share a pic I took and see what you wise folks think. :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Smashed Cukes and Bugs!

> Sorry to hear about your hail. We had 4 such episodes last year.
> The bugs are quite likely ladybugs. There are many different types and
> patterns. They're probably eating aphids or some other critter that's
> your bush look miserable. Please DON'T spray them!
> The "children" don't look a thing like their parents, either. There's a
> picture here:
> http://entomology.unl.edu/ornamentals/beneficials/beetles/c7lady_btl2.jpg
> and here:
> and a pupa here:
> http://ipm.ncsu.edu/current_ipm/02PestNews/02News6/harm6.jpg
> d

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