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What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  tzimmerm on 8/25/2010, 9:38 pm

I have this bug all over my brocolli (yes I grew broccoli late). I can't figure out what it is, but it seems to only be on my brocolli. Can someone tell me if this is a good bug or bad bug to have in the garden?

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  PNG_Grandma on 8/25/2010, 9:43 pm

We had the same bug on our turnip leaves a few days ago here in Modesto...not sure what it is but we didn't find any holes in the leaves so we're thinking it's a good bug!

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  Megan on 8/25/2010, 9:46 pm

I've never seen anything like that before, but a quick Google found this... does this look about right?

http://pk-photography.blogspot.com/2009/06/harlequin-cabbage-bug.html

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  pattipan on 8/25/2010, 9:48 pm

Harlequin Cabbage Bug -- it's a bad bug. It likes to suck the juices of your broccoli and cabbage. http://bugguide.net/node/view/557

Found it on my broccoli too a couple of weeks ago. It's a pretty bug though!

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  Megan on 8/25/2010, 10:07 pm

Ick. I will have to keep a lookout for it. My one cabbage plant has finally awoken from its slumber!

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  Chopper on 8/25/2010, 10:07 pm

Hey I know a tzimmerm in Sacto!

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  tzimmerm on 8/25/2010, 10:10 pm

Thanks. I figured my broccolli died from our heat. I guess it was this bug... and the heat.

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  Megan on 8/25/2010, 10:15 pm

Hey, welcome to the forum, tzimmerm! glad you\'re here Sorry to hear about your broccoli. I think many of us have had a tough year in one way or another. I had good luck with broccoli raab this spring til the flea beetles got it. May try it again here shortly....

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  boffer on 8/25/2010, 10:18 pm

@tzimmerm wrote:I have this bug all over.....


That would make a great cursor! Wink





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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  tzimmerm on 8/25/2010, 10:27 pm

"It likes to suck the juices of your broccoli and cabbage"

I think I am going to call it the Transylvania cabbage bug. Maybe I should grow garlic next to my broccoli to keep it away.

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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  pattipan on 8/25/2010, 10:29 pm

Look at the Harlequin bug's egg cases! I haven't seen any of them, just the bugs, but I may start looking.



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Re: What is this bug? Friend or Foe?

Post  camprn on 8/26/2010, 6:33 am

@boffer wrote:
@tzimmerm wrote:I have this bug all over.....


That would make a great cursor! Wink




I LIKE it! what a cute little cursor Very Happy

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