Always a hassle around the picnic basket, sometimes even a painful sting, the wasp doesn’t seem to manage positive vibes, does it? But did you know its larva devours incredible amounts of insect pests that would otherwise damage our plants?
Thrips cause damage to crops and ornamentals. Symptoms depend on the species of both plant and thrips. Key thrips damage symptoms Sunken streaks, patches → leaves Colored spots on leaves → white Stunted growth → buds (flower/leaf) Curly, waffled, crumpled → leaves Carrier/vector for – plant virus, fungal diseases (tomato spotted wilt virus) Read also: […]
Typical of many insects (and even more so for butterflies), adult bollworms won’t cause any damage in the garden or vegetable patch. However, caterpillars and larva that emerge from their eggs can devastate nearby plants.
A fly that is slightly larger than the common housefly, onion fly is a destructive pest for certain Alliaceae plants. Not only do they reproduce extremely fast, but the larvae trigger bulb rot and eat the bulbs out from the inside.