Daylilies forum: Daylily pests

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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jul 21, 2014 1:56 PM CST
This year I have had alot of buds and blooms with insect damage. I have seen earwigs in the flowers, and I am wondering if they are the culprits? Japanese Beetles have been around too.... What do you think?


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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 21, 2014 2:14 PM CST
Earwigs are always present. I don't think they do much damage. I would say Japanese beetles could do damage as do thripes and spider mites.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2014 3:50 PM CST
Growgirl,
I don't have any insects so far that do damage like that, could it be from a falling limb?
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jul 21, 2014 5:07 PM CST
Almost looks like a bird was pecking at it. They do that to my ripening tomatoes, leaving a triangular punch/tear if deep enough.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 21, 2014 5:22 PM CST
I agree with Ken, I was going to say bird. I always have earwigs in the flowers and haven't seen damage like that.
Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jul 21, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Never thought of birds! My husband feeds them well. I might have to buy a slingshot Rolling on the floor laughing

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