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Pests on Bee Balm

Posted by roandco z5ONT (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 08 at 11:10

Hi All,

My pink bee balm hasn't been flowering that well and I noticed alot of black specks on the flower buds but no leaf damage at all. Today I saw a few tiny, fairly fast moving larvae on the flower heads so I suspect the specks are litter. I also caught a wasp capturing one of the larvae...see picture.

Can anyone tell me what the larvae are? No other plants around the bee balm have these specks and are doing fine.
Thanks
roandco

Here is a link that might be useful: bee balm


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