I have been digging a few hostas that weren't
growing as I think they should and I've found a very small insect (about the
size of the spider mite that gets on Alberta spruce) inside the crown. In each
case the part of the crown the insects were in showed decay while other parts of
the crown were fine. The leaves from the part of the crown that showed no decay
were stunted and I'm sure it's from the damage done by these insects.
This is a new one for me. I feel sure there are
several pesticides that would control this insect. I would like to
know what it is I'm trying to control so I can best select the pesticide and
method of application.
These insects are small. I mean small.
Any seen these critters before?