Well, imagine my surprise when I inspected my uprooted iris and found fresh
new evidence of borer activity. Yup, it was more of that goop...which I
figure must be borer poop.
So I gave it a good hose down again. This time I noticed a "shadow" in the
main fan when I held it up to the light. I pulled apart the leaves and
found the culprit at last. How about that! He's been properly dealt with.
But before that, I wanted to get some photos of it. It's not too ugly as
creepy-crawlies go (earwigs & roaches still give me the heebie jeebies in a
bad way). But personally, I think our own Irisborer is *much* cuter! LOL!
Dennis Kramb; email@example.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
primary interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
(my gardening URL: http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html)