The Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica) is destroying crops and flowers in home gardens this time of year. The adults of this “green-spotted lady bug like insect” eats leaves, stems and blossoms. Their larvae eat roots.There are a number of things you can do to reduce their numbers and thus reduce the damage they create. […]
Western spotted cucumber beetle about to take a dive.
We have “green spotted ladybugs” in our garden eating leaves and flowers. This is what I first thought when we lived in Marin County (north of San Francisco) and I’d see a few of these a year. But now, living along the central coast, I […]
Spotted Cucumber Beetle in Calendula
Everywhere that I’ve lived, there has been at least one insect that I find especially annoying. In Marin and Sonoma Counties I despised the yellow jacket, often called “meat bees”. Those little monsters, similar in appearance to the sweet honeybee, would spoil every picnic we had and sting us […]