Friday, May 11, 2018

Harlequin bugs

harlequin bugPEST: Harlequin bug (adults about 1/2" long, red & black in color)

WHERE: cabbage, cauliflower, mustard, collards, etc.

DAMAGE: piercing-sucking mouthparts suck plant juices leading to browning, wilting, & death of plant

OPTIONS: pull out heavily infested plants; hand pick or vacuum insects off plants; pesticides (insecticidal soap, azadirachtin, permethrin, etc.)