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Re: More on Hosta Chewing Insects

  • Subject: Re: More on Hosta Chewing Insects
  • From: NardaA@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 07:55:47 EDT

In a message dated 6/18/02 9:06:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, CCREDUX@aol.com 

<< There is another, more deadly pest that many are not aware of===Porcellio 
 laevis, the awful SOW BUG. It eats the tender shoots and at the base no 
 Millipedes follow them around and eat their secretions. It is absolutely 
 ghastly. if you get the picture.
 Clyde C in Indy IN

Clyde, I agree with you whole heartily.  They even eat the leave that are 
touching the ground and they seem to be worse this year (if that could be 


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