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Please ID these red critters

Posted by UncleJohn z4 NH (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 8:39

My early morning garden stroll revealed these small red critters eating leaves off my Marglobe and a LaRoma. What are they? How big a threat are they? How do I get rid of them?

Thanks!

John

Here is a link that might be useful: Red Pests (possibly communist)


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RE: Please ID these red critters

  • Posted by farkee 10 B South Fl. (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 10:54

Colorado Potato Beetle (on vacation I guess)


Scroll down quite a bit to read about them:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN169

Here is a link that might be useful: Colorado Potato Beetle


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  • Posted by farkee 10 B South Fl. (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 11:18

I looked at your picture more carefully and am wondering if CPB is correct. I am going to do a bit more research as I am wondering if there is something similar. The easiest way to know is if you see any adults. Farkee


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RE: Please ID these red critters

Yes, they are Colorado Potato Beetles. I have previously seen the adults around, but did not worry as they did not seem to be eating anything.

Does anyone know if BT will work on them? I have some designed for Hornworm (my salsa garden nemesis), and am hoping that might help.


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RE: Please ID these red critters

  • Posted by farkee 10 B South Fl. (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 21:43

Agree WG
(Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies aizawai)


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