Daylilies forum: Need problem ID

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 7, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Any one know what this is on the daylily scape and what caused it?
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 7, 2013 9:34 AM CST
It's hard to tell because they are so small, but I think I see some little white specks on the stem and the bud, even on the leaf on the left - they could be aphids or thrips. Do you have a magnifying glass that you might look through and see if you see any little creatures in there?

Aphids
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/aphids.html

Thrip - although I think this is really high magnification.
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/thrips.html

Also might see if you notice any tarnished plant bugs on your scapes or flowers
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/tarnished_plant_bug....
Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 7, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Aphids?
Name: Julie
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floota
Jun 7, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Yep, I agree. The little white flecks on your picture appear to be aphids and the aphids are feasting on your scape.
Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 7, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Yep, aphids for sure. The white flecks are the molted skin generally and the bigger aphids are lurking somewhere. Try looking in between the fans and around those buds, they are somewhere.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 7, 2013 2:47 PM CST
There are aphids everywhere, have had them the last three years. But this is the first scape in such a peculiar configuration I have seen in all that time. Thought it was some alien mutation or something. Hilarious! Lots of ladybugs are hanging out, so I will cut off this scape and let them take care of business on the rest.
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Jun 8, 2013 9:05 AM CST
They are APHIDS, they almost ate everything up this year around here. I sprayed several times to get rid of them. I finally used Bayer 3 in One on them. That was also good for thrips, but I need to spray again for the thrips, they are making my flowers ugly.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 8, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Guess I should count myself lucky, then, that they only destroyed this one scape. Smiling
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