Answer: Without actually seeing the insect and some plant samples showing its damage, it is hard to make an identification. I would suggest contacting the Extension service (through Cornell, 255-2237) and bringing them a sample. Your address looks like you're right on campus, so check out the diagnostic lab in the horticulture or entomology departments. (If, of course, you have the same problem this year. Let's hope not!) As far as resistant varieties go, again, it depends on the insect. The Extension Service will be able to offer some help here in terms of control and choice of varieties. I hope they can help!
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