Please ID these red critters

UncleJohn(z4 NH)July 1, 2005

My early morning garden stroll revealed these small red critters eating leaves off my Marglobe and a LaRoma. What are they? How big a threat are they? How do I get rid of them?

Thanks!

John

Here is a link that might be useful:

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farkee(Florida)

Colorado Potato Beetle (on vacation I guess)

Scroll down quite a bit to read about them:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN169>

Here is a link that might be useful: Colorado Potato Beetle

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 10:54AM
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farkee(Florida)

I looked at your picture more carefully and am wondering if CPB is correct. I am going to do a bit more research as I am wondering if there is something similar. The easiest way to know is if you see any adults. Farkee

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 11:18AM
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UncleJohn(z4 NH)

Yes, they are Colorado Potato Beetles. I have previously seen the adults around, but did not worry as they did not seem to be eating anything.

Does anyone know if BT will work on them? I have some designed for Hornworm (my salsa garden nemesis), and am hoping that might help.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 11:30AM
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farkee(Florida)

Agree WG
(Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies aizawai)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 9:43PM
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