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Name: joseph spearman
Tennessee (Zone 6b)
May 24, 2016 8:51 PM CST
|my rose of sharon bushes have a BLACKRED SPIKEY WORM,and white cobweby dots that are flat on the top and bottom of the leaves-wondering how to kill hundreds of these weird looking things!!!|
May 24, 2016 9:23 PM CST
|Hi Joseph and welcome. Be careful of killing creepy crawlies too quickly - they might be butterfly caterpillars!
A picture of the offending critters would be really helpful, plus also a picture of the bush c/w damage happening.
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May 25, 2016 4:41 PM CST
|Could be this critter:
Which looks like this in its' moth phase:
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May 25, 2016 5:29 PM CST
|Might the cobwebby dots look like this (scale insect)?:
A picture of the black red spikey worm would certainly help. It could be anything from ladybug larvae:
To something like this moth caterpillar (found on Hibiscus moscheutus):
May 25, 2016 5:43 PM CST
|Joseph's critters turned out to be Lady Beetle (Ladybug) larvae! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ladybug+larvae&qpvt=Lady...
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