Perennials forum: Help - Insect on coneflowers

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jun 13, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Today I noticed alot of holes in the coneflower leaves and spotted this insect.

What is it ?
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Can I use a spray like Bonide to get rid of them without damaging the coneflower plants?
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 14, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Sorry we over looked you! They are nasty, someone will be along shortly, however you could also post a picture on the bug ID forum. Experts there on bugs. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 14, 2012 7:29 PM CST

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It looks a lot like beetles. I'd spray in the evening.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 14, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Spray what?? Confused
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jun 14, 2012 7:34 PM CST

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I'd use some Garden Safe insect spray or Neem. Insecticidle Soap would work too.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 14, 2012 7:37 PM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 15, 2012 4:27 PM CST
What a year for bugs.
Speaking of such,I had a Garden Party today and serves Butterflies,Bees and Rainbows.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jun 15, 2012 5:24 PM CST

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Jo Ann - Awesome!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 15, 2012 5:32 PM CST
They sure look good Jo Ann! You would have to show me cookies, now you've done it. I am wanting a Cookie. I have no cookies. Crying
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Jun 17, 2012 6:27 AM CST
I ended up just spraying with the Bonide and so far none of the other coneflowers are showing leaf damage. Whatever the little bugger is, I hope it doesn't come back.

Jo Ann: Love the cookie pic.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jun 18, 2012 8:40 AM CST
Maybe that is what is eating holes in one of my rudbeckia plants..Will have to examine the leaves a bit more.

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