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what are these things?

Posted by gardengrammy z5PA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 9:51

They are eating my Chinese Lanterns so fast I am afraid they will have no leaves by tonight!

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RE: what are these things?

They're beetle larvae of some kind. Since this is physalis, the potato beetle comes to mind first. I'd like to see a better image of one of these little guys as these don't seem to be a dead ringer for that particular insect. However, CPB is a major pest for this plant.

RE: what are these things?

In the meantime, flick into soapy water.

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