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Bug and possible blight

Posted by eng6trk Maryland (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 2, 12 at 16:05

I was wondering if someone could tell me what kind of bugs these were and what is wrong with the leaves of this plant?


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RE: Bug and possible blight

Those bugs are Harlequin Bugs. Its possible they are chewing on the leaves.
Gladys


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RE: Bug and possible blight

Yup, harlequin beetles. They love all brassicas, arugula, horseradish and a few other things. That looks like HB damage to me. Just hand squish 'em.


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RE: Bug and possible blight

I have a garden of Collar greens full of Harlequin bugs. How can get rid of them organically without hand squishing each? Is there something I can spray? I have heard Warsp can get rid of them but who wants to be stung by Warsp trying to control this bug. Any help will be appreciated.


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RE: Bug and possible blight

Some possibilities:
neem
spinosad


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