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?
Here is a link that might be useful:
Colorado Potato Beetle (on vacation I guess)
Scroll down quite a bit to read about them:
Here is a link that might be useful: Colorado Potato Beetle
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
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.
(Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies aizawai)