Phlox flowers are the most common pests
The pests that occur on phlox are all multinivorous and widespread on deciduous shrubs and many flower herbaceous crops. These are snails, bugs, pennies, earwigs, a brilliant fawn leaf beetle and caterpillars of a scoop - night butterflies that fly at dusk and which we almost never see. Even their caterpillars hide in the shade of leaves during the day, and their presence is manifested by an accomplished rough eating of leaves, shoots and petals.
Gastropod mollusks with spirally twisted shell. On the head there are two pairs of tentacles: the lower ones form labial tentacles, the upper ones end with the eyes. The wide lower part is a leg, with which the mollusks move, leaving a characteristic slimy trace. Two
generation, live in wet shaded places, in thickened plantings. Females lay eggs in the ground, the newly born larvae are similar to adults, but much smaller. They feed on leaves, shoots, buds, first skeleton-ing them, later eating holes.
Large sucking insect from light yellow to black, up to 10 mm. On the wings there are two longitudinal oblique white spots. Insects can fly, but often jump. Larvae are white, at the older age greenish-yellow, with red eyes, feed in a foamy saliva-like liquid, which prevents them from drying out. The eggs are hibernated at the base of the petioles of herbaceous plants, one generation of the pest develops during the season. Damaged leaves become wrinkled, deformed and dry up.
Reference by topic: Panic phlox - grades and care
Bug is green wood.
Large sucking insect with length 12-14 mm. Body slightly convex, olive-green on top, reddish or greenish-yellow below. By autumn the bugs become rusty-brown or brownish-violet. The pronotum has a narrow orange rim, and the ventral rim is strongly protruded, but without the black transverse striae, like the bug bug. Bedbugs have two pairs of wings. The base of the front wings is dense, leathery, and the apex is filmy, the posterior pair is membranous and covered by the front wings. Adults hibernate under fallen leaves, since May females lay eggs on herbaceous plants and shrubs, where larvae feed. Adult bugs appear in July, and at the end of August they leave for wintering. Bedbugs and their larvae suck the juice from young leaves, shoots, buds, which, with a large number, leads to yellowing, deformation and drying.
Insect length 13-20 mm. Body narrow, head with forward gnawing mouthpiece. The insect has two pairs of wings, the front elytra is leathery, often underdeveloped or completely absent, the wings protrude from under the elytra in the form of short plates. At the end of the abdomen there are two solid appendages, legs are running. Transformation incomplete, the larvae are similar to adult insects, but smaller in size. Earwigs lead a nocturnal life, they gnaw on buds, young shoots, leaves, petals, internal parts of flowers, in the daytime they hide under leaves and in crevices of the bark.
The leafy shining fawn.
Beetle of cylindrical shape, length 5-9 mm. Pronotum blue or green with occasional small dots, strongly shining. Elytra yellow with black spot on shoulders. It feeds in April-May on many deciduous shrubs and herbaceous plants, roughly eating leaf blades.
The shovel cabbage.
Large night butterfly with a wingspan of 50 mm. Fore wings gray-brown with yellowish-white wavy line and two dark spots, hind orthonous, dark gray. In a calm state, the wings are roof-shaped. Caterpillars up to 50 mm, green, greenish-brown or brown-brown in color. On the sides there is a wide yellowish strip. Pupae are brown, length 19-24 mm. Hibernate in the soil. In May-June, butterflies fly out, feed on nectar and lead a nocturnal life.
Females lay to 700 eggs. The newly born caterpillars first scrape the tissues of the leaves, later they eat out large holes. In September-October the caterpillars of the older age go into the soil, pupate in special caves and winter. For a year one generation is developing. The owl is a multitude and feeds on many cultural and weed plants.
The scoop is yellow-brown early.
Butterfly with a wingspan of 35 mm. Fore wings are brownish-red with a yellow tinge. There is a wavy whitish line and spots with light edges. A number of black small dots are visible near the transverse line. Hind wings yellowish-gray, with light fringe. The caterpillar is green with small yellowish dots and five yellowish longitudinal lines on the back. On the penultimate ring there is a yellow cross-section. Flies of butterflies are observed in April, after fertilization the females lay eggs on the buds and leaves of shrubs and trees. Feeding of the caterpillars takes place in May-June, after which they pupate. The owl is common on many plants.
See also: Growing of paniculate phlox
Scoop brown-gray garden.
Night butterfly with a wingspan of 40-42 mm. Fore wings are brownish gray with indistinct spots, hind light gray. Caterpillars are yellow-green or reddish-yellow with a reddish line on their backs, with oblique dashes of the same color and one light strip on their sides. The pupa is dark, red-brown. Flight of butterflies is observed in June-July, after fertilization, females lay eggs on leaves. The newly born caterpillars feed in August, roughly biting the leaves, and then pupate in the soil. The scoop damages many hardwoods, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Everyone knows the butterfly also lit up on the phlox culture, but let's hope that it was attracted only by tender nectar.
Phlox and their pests - photo
Reference by topic: Varieties of panic phlox
MEASURES TO COMBAT FLUX PUNKERS.
Pests on phlox are usually single, they can be collected manually and simply crushed.
With a large number of caterpillars, one of the preparations is sprayed: Fufanon, Actellik, Kinmiks, Iskra, Inta-VIR. Only, please, do not forget that all the sprays are carried out before and after the flowering of plants. Flowering plants are not allowed to be processed!
© Authors: L. TREYVAS, O. KASHTANOVA, Phytopathologists of the GBS RAS
PROTECTION OF FLOXES FROM Pests - TIPS AND REVIEWS OF FLOWERS
PROTECTING FLOXES AGAINST PESTS - MY TIPS
If your charming panicle phlox suffers from pests, use these tips.
Slugs and snails love to feast on the buds, leaves and shoots of phlox. In addition, they carry pathogens of viral and fungal diseases. I collect all the mollusks on the bushes (this is best done in the evening, when the sun sets, or after the rain). I put around the trap - plastic bowls filled with beer. The smell of this drink attracts slugs and snails, they crawl into containers and drown. I also sprinkle soil at the "legs" of the plants with ash.
Most often, phlox is attacked by a stem nematode. In affected plants, the leaves are narrow and wrinkled, the flowers are deformed or absent altogether, there are a lot of thickenings on the stems. I remove such specimens from the site along with a lump of land and burn them. I spill the soil three times with an interval of 20 days by Fitoverm (according to the instructions).
From caterpillars scoops
These pests quickly eat up the leaves, buds and flowers of phlox. And if you do not fight them, they will destroy all the landings in one season. I collect and spray the caterpillars with the Karate preparation (according to the instructions).
From a spider mite
If brown specks and a thin cobweb appeared on the leaves, and the buds fall, then the mite has chosen the plants. With a small lesion, I remove and burn the damaged leaves, and then I treat the phloxes with a soap solution (200-400 g of grated laundry soap / 10 l of water). In advanced cases, the drugs Fitoverm and Actellik will help (according to the instructions).
© Author: Olga GORBUNOVA, Bryansk
TREATMENT OF FLOXES FROM PESTS AND DISEASES - VIDEO
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