Do You Recognize These Garden Pests? Yoti can fight those garden peats better if you know which oaes you're dealing with--and what damage they can IirfHoc. Match up the following insects with the picture above: A. Aphids (Plant Lice)-Soft bodied insects about ] / 8 inch long. Green, pink, red or brown in color. Usually found at tips of young shoots in clusters. Reduce plant vigor, curl or distort leaves and buds, cause malformation of flowers by sucking p l a n t juices. Controlled by spraying with nicotine sulphate as soon as infestation is noticed. B. Red Spider Mites -- Extremely tiny mites. Found generally living living in swarms on undersides of leaves. Their attack causes paling or brown- ing of foliage. Red spots first appear on upper sides of leaves then entire leaf reddens, curls and drops. For control, spray 50 per cent Malathion and wash frequently with a strong stream of water. Â· C. Rose Leafhoppers -- Soft bodied insects with s l e n d e r shaped body, not over Vg inch long. Yellowish-white in color. Cause leaves to whiten a n d curl. Kill tender plant tips by draining plant juices. Repeated spraying with nicotine sulphate is recommended f o r control. Take care to spray both tops and undersides of leaves. D. Rose Chafer--Hard shelled beetles with very l o n g legs. Grayish-brown in color. Generally between Vi inch and l /Â£ inch 8 long. Found in clusters feeding upon flowers. Very destructive to peonies and iris too. Controlled by frequent dusting with a rose leaf floral dust. E. Thrips -- Slender shaped, h a i r y insects. Yellowish to brownish in color. Cause flower petals to become flecked and discolored. Deform flowers by feeding on their tender parts. Thrips c a n be controlled by weekly sprayings with nicotine sulphate. Their spread can be p r e v e n t e d by disposing of blooms that have reached their prime. F. Mealybugs--Tiny bugs only about 1/5 inch long when fully grown. Covered with a white, waxy, mealy covering. Found in dusters along the veins and undersides of leaves and in the crevices at the base of leaf stems. Cause stunting and distortion of leaves. Controlled by spraying with nicotine sulphate combined with white-oil. G. Striped Cucumber Beetle- Dark yellow beetle with three black stripes on wing covers. About 1/5 inch long. Feed on leaves, stems, and fruit. Can spread bacterial wilt. Dusting with 1 per cent Rotenone Garden Dust is one method of control. H. Onion Thrips--Tiny yellow or brown thrips, about 1/25 inch long. Have distinctive fringed wings. Suck plant juices causing leaves to wither and turn brown. Spraying with nicotine sulphate or 50 per cent Mala- 10 --Black LÂ»Â«f 0. SkatchM thion recommended for control. I. Tomato Fruitworm--Green, brown or pink worm about 1% inch long. Identified by light stripes along sides and on back. 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