Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Bug That Enjoys My Herbs!

It may be hard to see my nemesis in the jar, but that the safest place for it! Click on the picture to get a better view. This is the four-lined plant bug. A true bug with two stages and only one generation a season. Thank God! Here is a link to an article by Commercial Horticulture Educator, Sandy Feather from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on life cycle and how to control them. I'm going to be busy cutting back all of the damage these little pests have inflicted on my plants!

4 comments:

comfrey cottages said...

thanks for sharing nancy! what are those things in your blog page garden pic? little childrens windmill toys? good to be able to identify another critter that might want to eat my garden!lol big hugs :)

lemonverbenalady said...

Those are my magic pinwheels to keep the birds from clipping the gray herbs. They seem to like them for their nests! Always something. Hope you are having a great weekend Leslie! A big hug for you also! ;>}

comfrey cottages said...

lol! i never realized the birds affinity for the grey plants! good way to deter them! hugs :)

lemonverbenalady said...

Yes, especially in my garden! We are just trying to get the little plants a chance to grow! Diversion! It works for a lot of species! LOL! Hugs to you. ;>}