Daylilies forum: Anyone ID this bug on dl foliage?

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dormantsrule
May 7, 2012 10:48 AM CST
This morning I go out to find this all over plants. Whatever it is it must of just hatched a million of them.


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gingin
May 7, 2012 11:57 AM CST
I don't know your bug, but JRsbugs can probably tell you. She spends alot of time in the plant ID forum...or just Tree-mail her.
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JRsbugs
May 7, 2012 12:57 PM CST
It's a fly, either in the family Tephritidae or it could be a different family such as Ulidiidae.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&cp=6&gs_id=m&xhr=t&q=te...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&cp=6&gs_id=m&xhr=t&q=te...
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dormantsrule
May 7, 2012 1:42 PM CST
Thank you Janet - This is a new one to us and it's all over the dl's like something out of a science fiction movie.
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JRsbugs
May 7, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Some are beneficial, others may be damaging. Some target weeds, they could be damaging to your daylilies but they might not, it depends on the species and what they breed on. It seems strange if you have a lot of them, that indicates to me a newly hatched batch. If they bred on your daylilies last year I would have thought you had noticed damage, it could be they have bred on something else nearby. They normally don't do much if any damage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tephritidae
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
May 9, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Lovey dubby Janet Lovey dubby once again
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2012 2:43 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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