Insects eating lily leaves

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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Jerry Jackso » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 06:22:01



My three year old pond is thick with lilys whose leaves have a >lot< of tiny
black insects on them.  They first showed up last Fall and have renewed
themselves on this years crop.  The bugs are about the size of the head on a
sewing pin.  What are they and how can I eliminate them?  I have a few
goldfish & catfish.  Thanks for any suggestions.

Jerry in San Antonio

 
 
 

Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Don C » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:34:15


Jerry,
  When I had this a couple of years ago I used a hose to wash the insects
off the leaves and the fish took care of them.
drc


Quote:
> My three year old pond is thick with lilys whose leaves have a >lot< of
> tiny black insects on them.  They first showed up last Fall and have
> renewed themselves on this years crop.  The bugs are about the size of the
> head on a sewing pin.  What are they and how can I eliminate them?  I have
> a few goldfish & catfish.  Thanks for any suggestions.

> Jerry in San Antonio

 
 
 

Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Koi- » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:05:13


Just call Carol or Derek or Snooze up.they will suck them insects
right off those plants......



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>x<>-Jerry,
>x<>-  When I had this a couple of years ago I used a hose to wash the insects
>x<>-off the leaves and the fish took care of them.
>x<>-drc
>x<>-


>x<>-> My three year old pond is thick with lilys whose leaves have a >lot< of
>x<>-> tiny black insects on them.  They first showed up last Fall and have
>x<>-> renewed themselves on this years crop.  The bugs are about the size of the
>x<>-> head on a sewing pin.  What are they and how can I eliminate them?  I have
>x<>-> a few goldfish & catfish.  Thanks for any suggestions.
>x<>->
>x<>-> Jerry in San Antonio
>x<>->

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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Koi-L » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:48:24



Quote:
> Jerry,
>  When I had this a couple of years ago I used a hose to wash the insects
> off the leaves and the fish took care of them.

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My goldfish and koi wont eat black or green aphids.  I had to remove the one
infected lily and use a vegetable-garden spray on it.  I returned it to the
pond a week or so later.
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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Derek Broughto » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 09:12:12


Quote:

> My three year old pond is thick with lilys whose leaves have a >lot< of
> tiny
> black insects on them.  They first showed up last Fall and have renewed
> themselves on this years crop.  The bugs are about the size of the head on
> a
> sewing pin.  What are they and how can I eliminate them?  I have a few
> goldfish & catfish.  Thanks for any suggestions.

Most likely aphids.  Rinse them off regularly.  The fish _may_ eat them
(always worked for me, often doesn't for others - I'll never understand
fish :-) ).  If the fish don't, at least the aphids aren't going to like
it.
--
derek
 
 
 

Insects eating lily leaves

Post by ~ jan » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:18:46


Quote:
>My three year old pond is thick with lilys whose leaves have a >lot< of tiny
>black insects on them.  They first showed up last Fall and have renewed
>themselves on this years crop.  The bugs are about the size of the head on a
>sewing pin.  What are they and how can I eliminate them?  I have a few
>goldfish & catfish.  Thanks for any suggestions.

>Jerry in San Antonio

IME, hosing off just carried the aphids to my other plants. I found the
best thing to do was get in the pond and squish them. This kills the aphids
and the eggs, whereas hosing does not remove the sticky eggs. I only have
to do this about twice, as aphids on lily pads are only there via flying
***s. As long as aphids have plenty to eat, they don't sprout wings. Thus
you may only be infected now, but not again.... YMMV due to zone.  ~ jan
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Post by dr-s.. » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 21:52:30


 I tried the hosing em off, my koi werent interested.  so I took the plants out put
them into a deeper tub of water and used copper sulfate  or PP in the water to kill
em.  Ingrid

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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Derek Broughto » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 21:38:09


Quote:

> As long as aphids have plenty to eat, they don't sprout
> wings.

I never knew that...
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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Ro » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 22:26:25


There is lots you do not know boy!
But one thing we all know is that your a whiney assed limp wristed
fudgepacking dweeb  that gets it on with Carol in *** sex.

On Fri, 21 Apr 2006 09:38:09 -0300, Derek Broughton

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>><>
>><>> As long as aphids have plenty to eat, they don't sprout
>><>> wings.
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>><>I never knew that...

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Insects eating lily leaves

Post by Koi-L » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 00:33:35



Quote:
> IME, hosing off just carried the aphids to my other plants. I found the
> best thing to do was get in the pond and squish them. This kills the
> aphids
> and the eggs, whereas hosing does not remove the sticky eggs. I only have
> to do this about twice, as aphids on lily pads are only there via flying
> ***s. As long as aphids have plenty to eat, they don't sprout wings.
> Thus
> you may only be infected now, but not again.... YMMV due to zone.  ~ jan

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If it's a large lily like mine was it would be almost impossible to find and
squish them all.  They reproduce so fast it would have had to be done every
few days.  I didn't want them spreading to the other lilies.  It was easier
to remove them and use the safest possible insecticide on them.  Neither my
GF, rosy reds or koi would eat them.
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