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Bugs on My Kale

Posted by littlebird43 US 8/ Sun 14 Califo (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 19, 08 at 12:33

I live a little over an hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. This morning when I went out to check my garden there were new beetle type bugs on my kale. I took a picture, looked them up on the net and found out they were Harlequin Cabbage Bugs (Murgantia histrionica). My kale was just about ready to come out so I pulled it and found a lot of aphids under the leaves too. Anyway after reading about the bugs I found that they also attack tomatoes!!! I collected all that I could find and disposed of them. Now I'll keep a close watch on my tomato, eggplant and pepper plants.

charlequin bug, Murgantia histrionicalick to add title

Harlequin Adult Juvenile

Here is a link that might be useful: Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica)

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RE: Bugs on My Kale

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 20, 08 at 20:01

Nice photos. Are they yours?

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