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May 17, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Draining my roses of color and causing them to drop petals early Sad

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May 17, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I have no idea, nor, apparently, does anyone else. Can you add details?
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May 17, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
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thanks, Porkpal. They are little bugs. They don't seem to fly. They sit in the center of the rose. The blooms are rather pale and fall off quickly. Please let me know if there's other specific info I can provide.
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May 17, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Perhaps those characteristics will ring a bell with someone; I am still clueless. I have never seen bugs like yours on any of my roses.
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May 17, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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I have some that at least look like those on some Roses and had them on Peonies. Be interested to hear opinions. Maybe Janet will chime in and has an idea.
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May 17, 2015 6:38 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Well leave it to me to have a bizarre bug no one recognizes! Hilarious!
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May 17, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Name: Debra
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@JRsbugs

Janet, any ideas?
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May 17, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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My poor eyes can't really see them in your picture. Do they have long snouts by any chance? Weevils cause plenty of havoc in our roses here, and the symptoms you've given sound similar.
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May 18, 2015 4:03 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Chelle! Yes I think they are some kind of weevil. Sad
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May 18, 2015 4:15 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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Sorry to hear that. Sad I haven't found a way to control them (organically and safely), so I can't even offer any help in that area. I tried picking them off one year, but ended up doing just as much damage to the blooms as the bugs do.
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May 18, 2015 4:36 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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It's impossible to say for sure, but from the clubbed tips on the antennae, the small size and the fact they are eating pollen suggests pollen beetles. Harmless.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
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May 18, 2015 4:44 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Janet. It does look like them! And the flowers don't have raggedy tears like the photos of weevil damage. It could be they are dropping petals due to the unseasonably hot weather we've had.

Thank You! it's a relief to know they are harmless! Thank You!
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May 18, 2015 4:46 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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That is wonderful news!
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May 18, 2015 4:50 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Janet is the best. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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May 18, 2015 6:48 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse said:Janet is the best. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


Agree!! Hurray! thanks, Janet! Hurray!
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May 18, 2015 8:36 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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I tip my hat to you. *Blush* Thumbs up
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