the dreaded flying brown 'iris borer'

mrtoad(7b NC)May 4, 2010

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Nancy zone 6

I've heard of them, but never seen them-I don't think. At least I know what to look for now.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 6:32PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Aha! That's the culprit! Great shot- I never would have imagined that's what they grow up to be.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 8:09PM
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Looks kind of innocent to be such a baddie. Great shot!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 9:53PM
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xenobleps(z4 MN)

actually, that looks more like a yellow soldier beetle than an iris borer (a moth).

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 6:09AM
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Yeah, that's not the borer. The borer is a moth.

Here is a link that might be useful: Iris Borer Adult Moth Images

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 6:22PM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

just a bit of humor - moths are moths and borers are borers

mr toad

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 4:49PM
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