All Things Gardening forum: Bug nibbling on Daylilies!

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2013 10:41 AM CST
Does anyone know what this thing is? Crying

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Susan

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 4, 2013 9:27 AM CST
Looks like a Pennsylvania Leather-wing beetle.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 4, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Thanks! I wonder what he's doing in Virginia? Hilarious!
Susan

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 4, 2013 10:52 PM CST
Hilarious! I was wondering the same thing, at least it seems to be a beneficial insect, unless of course you want the pollen on your daylily. Hilarious!
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 5, 2013 6:41 AM CST
He's a good bug. We used to have lots when I lived in Md.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 5, 2013 7:53 AM CST
Look closely, he ate around the edges of the flower and turned it white.

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Susan

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 5, 2013 9:50 AM CST
I see. Maybe there's no bad bugs around for him to eat?
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 5, 2013 1:16 PM CST
abhege said:I see. Maybe there's no bad bugs around for him to eat?


Maybe we should send her some bad bugs to feed him so he wouldn't suck the juice from the bloom. Hilarious!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 5, 2013 6:10 PM CST
I wish I knew what would eat him! Whistling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 5, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 6, 2013 11:12 AM CST
A pair of bricks, smartly applied one to the other with said varmint in between, will take care of it quite nicely. Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 6, 2013 1:38 PM CST
woofie said:A pair of bricks, smartly applied one to the other with said varmint in between, will take care of it quite nicely. Whistling

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But Woffie, it is mostly a good bug that eats other bugs, it just likes a little dessert once in awhile. Hilarious!
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 6, 2013 5:45 PM CST
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I appreciate the mental picture, I totally get it. Whistling
With that said I will let the little guy live, only because it is not one of my favorite daylilies. If it was a new intro I would have flicked him into the neighbors yard! nodding
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 6, 2013 6:41 PM CST
Susan, there is a new Forum for Pests & Diseases, perhaps you could post the bug photo there with it's name.

http://garden.org/forums/view/pd/
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 6, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Oh, good call, Margaret! Yes, that would be a great place to post that bug......preferably *before* squashing.... Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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 6, 2013 7:54 PM CST
I think I did post it. Confused Seem's like someone said it was a Philadelphia beetle or something. I will have to go back and look.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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