Florida Desert Rose Pest

striphe(zone 9b)August 1, 2010

What the heck are theses? Aphids? mealy bugs? I thought they were pollen until I took a pic with digital macro on!


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if aphids like I think, I planted dill and parsley an have attracted predators, :(

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Aphids. There may be some other things there, too. What are the dark specks?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 5:56PM
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striphe(zone 9b)

Thank you very much!

P: I guess I need to put more predator attracting herbs down. I also ordered goldenrod(attracts big eyed bugs) to deal with any lawn pests aphids/chinch, maybe the dark specks are their poo?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 8:57AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Aphid 'poo' comes in the form of a clear, sticky sweet liquid. Since they don't ingest solids, they don't eject solids. ;-)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 9:33AM
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