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Aug 4, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Something is munching on my Rudbeckia Goldsturm. Any ideas? Maybe Japanese beetles?

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Aug 4, 2015 11:00 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I've read that Cucumber Beetles eat both leaves and flowers of Rudbeckia.

edited to add: You should upload one of your Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm') photos to the database!
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Aug 4, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Photos of the Cucumber Beetle: http://organicgardening.about....
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Aug 18, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I hope it is ok to post this late. Have you seen the insects yet? One we are having a terrible time with is the Corn Rootworm Beetle, a relation of the Cucumber Beetle. The larvae must feed on corn to survive, but in the adult stage, they feed on different parts of corn, and move on to other plants. It is said they prefer yellow composites like sunflower and others, but I have seen them on nearly every native plant I grow.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_...

Are you any where near an agricultural area? I have corn up to my property line on two sides this year, plus right across the road, so it was a worse infestation than normal.

Here's a picture of one. They are a tannish yellow, but as they age, they become more green.
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Aug 18, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Cat Lover Daylilies Echinacea Region: Georgia Heucheras Hostas
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Thanks Kim! I live just down the road from a corn field. Lots of farms nearby. I will keep an eye out for those little buggers!
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