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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Aug 6, 2017 4:00 PM CST
What are these bugs? Are they beneficial bugs or a pests?

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Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 6, 2017 4:36 PM CST
The first one is a leaf-footed bug - foe. I know the second one but it's not coming to me right now.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 6, 2017 4:40 PM CST
I think #2 is a webworm moth.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Aug 6, 2017 4:42 PM CST
Zencat said:I think #2 is a webworm moth.


Is a webworm moth friend or foe?
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Aug 6, 2017 4:45 PM CST
Yes, that's what I was trying to remember Thumbs up It's a foe for certain plants:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Aug 6, 2017 4:57 PM CST
Thanks for the link. Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) is the host. There are many of these trees living in a wild woodland across the road from my garden, so that would explain the webworm's presence. If it controls the presently out-of-control tree of heaven, that would be great!
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

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