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Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

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Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

Post  nosmok on 7/8/2014, 7:08 pm


I have a family of these sitting in the crux of where my Kale leaves meet the stem.  BT does nothing to them and I'm wondering if I need to worry about them and take action?
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Re: Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

Post  camprn on 7/8/2014, 7:11 pm

Hard to see much of it. Have you tried bugguide.net? It looks like a beetle from this angle.

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It is a BAD bug

Post  Judy McConnell on 7/8/2014, 7:35 pm

You showed a harlequin bug nymph - NOT a friend of your plants.
 
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Re: Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

Post  camprn on 7/8/2014, 7:45 pm

Thanks Judy! So it is a true bug. Good to know. Very Happy 

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Re: Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

Post  nosmok on 7/8/2014, 8:42 pm

Thanks Judy for the ID and the link!
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Re: Is this bug on my Kale destructive?

Post  nosmok on 7/9/2014, 5:00 pm

After reading up on the information, I decided to remove as many as possible.  I used my Shop Vac and was able to suck all the visible critters off my kale and Brussels Sprout plants.  I will keep a vacuuming vigil and post updates. thanks
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