Site Talk forum: Bug database

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Scooter007
Aug 2, 2013 10:13 PM CST
It would be cool if there was a bug database similar to the plant database to help identify garden pests or good garden insects. I'm a fairly new gardner and sometimes i'll see a bug and wonder what the heck it it. A plant disease database might be cool too.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 2, 2013 10:38 PM CST

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Welcome to ATP, Scooter007.

We have a Pests and Diseases Forum that eventually should have loads of photos of pests and good insects. It's a new forum, but we have high hopes for it.

http://garden.org/forums/view/pd/
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vic
Aug 3, 2013 7:30 AM CST
Welcome! Scooter007!

Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening.

You've found the BEST gardening website on the planet Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 3, 2013 1:34 PM CST
I agree and Welcome! from the Florida panhandle
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Hi Scooter! Welcome! from me too!

I'd love to someday see a database for plant pests and diseases here on ATP; but I'm greedy *Blush* because I would love to have databases on-site for all the critters (Good & Bad) that visit our gardens; i.e. a Garden Insects Database, Butterfly/Skipper/Moth Database and a Backyard Birds Database. I like one-stop shopping so to speak Green Grin!


Meanwhile, we do post photo's of insects for identification over on the Pests & Diseases Forum that Zuzu linked to.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 3, 2013 2:19 PM CST
Also JRsbugs is an excellent source for bug IDs
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2013 2:23 PM CST
gingin said:Also JRsbugs is an excellent source for bug IDs


I agree Janice is our bug expert; very knowledgeable about all kinds of insects ... and always willing to help! She's also great at identifying plants too! Smiling

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flaflwrgrl
Aug 5, 2013 7:18 PM CST
plantladylin said:

I agree Janice is our bug expert; very knowledgeable about all kinds of insects ... and always willing to help! She's also great at identifying plants too! Smiling


I agree
And Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Scooter!

Here is Janet's cubit. All you Drooling ave to do is post a photo of the bug & she'll ID it quick as a wink!
http://cubits.org/buglife/forums/view/bugpicsforalltopost/
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 8:52 AM CST
Hi Scooter, and Welcome! to ATP. Hurray! Hurray!
I agree, would love to see a database of bug/insects and one for diseases.
The Pest and disease forum is wonderful, but it would be great to have an actual database once something is identified.
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TennesseeDave
Aug 7, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Welcome to ATP Scooter. Enjoy yourself here.
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Marilyn
Aug 29, 2013 7:13 AM CST
Hi Scooter!

Welcome! to ATP!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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