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Re: Parasites

Postby plantaholic » Aug 12, 2010 7:47 am

Quite likely the borer has alternate hosts in the yard,or
maybe even next door. Well, I figured the zapper was worth
a try.

Here's last night's sample.

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Still no show for the macronoctua onusta.
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Re: Parasites

Postby Garden_of_Mu » Aug 28, 2010 7:30 pm

I found one of these little nasties hitching a ride inside a rhizome a friend sent me. Thank goodness they cannot survive in our climate. I tossed him to the fishes.
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Re: Parasites

Postby plantaholic » Oct 08, 2010 9:34 pm

I put mine in the birdfeeder.....

This was taken the beginning of September, the last morning any moths
of significance were taken. A couple of mornings later the yield was totally insignificant.

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No signs of any borers at this time as of today. A cold front arrived
yesterday, so all,if any, borer activity is now on hold until May.

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Looks promising so far. The bed shown is a starter bed; hese divisions will be divided and set elsewhere next year.
About five varieties are shown.
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Re: Parasites

Postby plantaholic » Jul 23, 2011 11:20 am

Using the Stinger last summer seems to have paid off as of last week. Couldn't find any damage.
I do believe it's time to put it back to use now, though; for instance, here's last night's take ,after the third night this week. Nothing significant came up the first two nights,though- just mosquitos and small ones.

Looks as though I got one this time,judging from the looks of that dark one.
So -- the borer season is under way here in the lower Great Lakes region.
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Re: Parasites

Postby plantaholic » Jul 23, 2011 7:45 pm

A closer look:

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It's a macronoctua onusta, all right. I've got the Zinger on tonight
for its littermates. Click photo to enlarge.
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Re: Parasites

Postby Garden_of_Mu » Aug 15, 2011 12:10 pm

I'm glad that the Zinger is working for you. There is nothing so frustrating as waiting for plants to mature and bloom and then have them taken out by pests.
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