Insect boring into my eggplant

bpg00765June 28, 2011

There is an sort of insect boring into my eggplant. The plants are well established, about 18 inches high. Both have fruit developing. However with both plants, the fruit gets bored into as soon is it begins developing--one was eaten clear through and another has about a 1/2 inch hole. The leaves are chewed slightly but nothing significant. On the underside of 3 or 4 of the leaves it looks like an insect has laid eggs--their white with cotton-like fibers surrounding them. I've applied some bonide garden dust on the leaves which was suggested by the nursery near me. Someone told me it might be the colorado potato beetle but im not sure if that is the insect living under the leaf.


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Dissect one of the affected fruits to see if there might not be a fruitworm inside. Any chance of a picture of the 'eggs'?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 12:00PM
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