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Re: garden pest ID


Oh, wow, yeah.
I just google-imaged 'heliopsis aphid' and lots of photos of same ones I have.

SO...............
Should I cut the plant down?
Spray what I can?
Do nothing this late in the game?

I'd like to prevent them coming back next year.



Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden pest ID


They look like some kind of aphid to me....and I've seen them before, but
never in such a large amount at one time.  Wow.



On 9/16/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

that's LARGE, not LARCH, sorry.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: [CHAT] garden pest ID


OK, what ARE these pesky critters? I found them earlier this year sucking
the life out of some small plants and killed them off. but now they have
literally covered every inch of a larch Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine.  I
tried
to spray, but I now I'll never get them all.  Should I just cut Loraine
down
completely to head off the possibility that these bugs will lay eggs if
left
to long on the plant?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmrsy/2863431106/

HELP!!!

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

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