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Post by paulh on 8th December 2012, 23:41

Hi peoples, I been getting these little green critters more and more each day.
I don't know if the are doing any damage, they like all the plants..
Any ideas please...
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Post by neptune on 8th December 2012, 23:54

wait till metamorphous sets in....dipel will be your friend...... Wink
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Post by paulh on 9th December 2012, 00:18

neptune wrote:wait till metamorphous sets in....dipel will be your friend...... Wink

It does have wings and is lightning fast...
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Post by neptune on 9th December 2012, 00:20

that it has , my friend...
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Re: Bug Identification Please

Post by silkyfizz on 10th December 2012, 11:39

Paul that's a katydid, eats flowers and leaves.
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Post by betsyw on 10th December 2012, 11:59

Silky, do you happen to also know the name of the tiny little insect that looks sort of grasshopper=ish (fiddle legs), is same colour as katydid, a bit more translucent, with tiny black spots and no visible wings.Ovoid head with long bent antennae and expressive eyes. I don't think it's a baby praying mantis or nymph, I think it's pretty well grown. Seems quite prevalent around here, but I have seen them mainly on the white butterfly ginger . Sorry, no pic as yet.
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Post by Guest on 10th December 2012, 12:42

The bug is called a leaf hopper, not sure if they cause to much damage.

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Post by betsyw on 10th December 2012, 12:51

Thanjk you, Ozroz! Or 謝謝, as they would say in Mandarin ;-)
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Post by paulh on 10th December 2012, 14:05

silkyfizz wrote:Paul that's a katydid, eats flowers and leaves.

Cool thankz for that silky now i can do a web search on it. Ta
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Post by neptune on 10th December 2012, 14:15

I found this one......but after looking at about 300 images of katydid , I could not find one that looks like pauls post, but I did find this one and more of the same of leafhoppers

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th December 2012, 15:58

Your on the money John, check this link out Paul.
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Post by paulh on 10th December 2012, 16:42

neptune wrote:I found this one......but after looking at about 300 images of katydid , I could not find one that looks like pauls post, but I did find this one and more of the same of leafhoppers

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I had the same result in searching on the web, your photo is pretty well it I'd say..
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Post by paulh on 10th December 2012, 16:48

roseman wrote:Your on the money John, check this link out Paul.
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Thanks roseman' so that's what I've got leafhoppers, well I've got some Yates maverick so here's hoping that will do the trick.
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Post by silkyfizz on 10th December 2012, 23:53

Sorry Paul could have sworn that was a katydid, but you're right Neptune. I stand corrected. Learn something new every day.
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Post by paulh on 11th December 2012, 00:58

Now peoples what would be a good insecticide to spray with..
I have some Carbaryl, not really impressed with it..I want a quick knock down spray...any thoughts
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Post by neptune on 11th December 2012, 01:23

ahhhh...Mortein.....Wink
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Post by silkyfizz on 11th December 2012, 15:09

If it was me, I think I'd leave them for a few days to check what sort of damage is evident. Natural predators might help you out but spraying might do more damage in the longer term. Then again I hate spraying chemicals and avoid it whenever possible.
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Post by paulh on 11th December 2012, 15:54

silkyfizz wrote:If it was me, I think I'd leave them for a few days to check what sort of damage is evident. Natural predators might help you out but spraying might do more damage in the longer term. Then again I hate spraying chemicals and avoid it whenever possible.

Thanks silky.. I have checked what these chewers can cause and after loking closely at my plants i can see what they are doing its quite obvious to me. I do seem to have a bit of a plaque.. So what does one do.. I can see the damage from these chewers and i have seen the damage what fertilising and hot weather can do. Hmmm a toss of a coin maybe, maybe not, I am leaning towards spraying the a few days later spray with seasol.
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Post by maree on 11th December 2012, 22:27

Paul , its just me and my opinion , but for what its worth , spraying probably does more harm than good and for me would be a last resort only, these pesticides destroy the ecology of your garden and natural predators , as a example last year i didn't spray for aphids had lots of ladybugs and they ate them all , this year i don't see hardly any ladybugs ,cause we went to QLD for two weeks and i didn't want to come home to a aphid plague so i sprayed twice with neem oil , the ladybugs now have nothing to eat and are not visiting my garden , i won't do that again , i just think you are on a treadmill of sprays once you start . Of course i am only talking of my little suburban garden , not hundreds of roses where sprays are probably a necessity ....
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Post by paulh on 11th December 2012, 23:33

maree wrote:Paul , its just me and my opinion , but for what its worth , spraying probably does more harm than good and for me would be a last resort only, these pesticides destroy the ecology of your garden and natural predators , as a example last year i didn't spray for aphids had lots of ladybugs and they ate them all , this year i don't see hardly any ladybugs ,cause we went to QLD for two weeks and i didn't want to come home to a aphid plague so i sprayed twice with neem oil , the ladybugs now have nothing to eat and are not visiting my garden , i won't do that again , i just think you are on a treadmill of sprays once you start . Of course i am only talking of my little suburban garden , not hundreds of roses where sprays are probably a necessity ....

Thanks for that maree... thanks for the info I will take that on board...
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