Washington: Insect Eating Iris Seed Pods

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Tadlockc, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Tadlockc

    Tadlockc New Member

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    Can anyone help me identify this insect? There are many of them chewing and eating Iris tenax seed pods. It is approximately 1/8 inch long. It looks like a ladybug larvae but I have never known any variety of ladybug to do this. Any ideas?
     

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  2. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    maybe your Cowlitz county extension (assuming the budget still covers that service) may know

    i think we are seeing some garden behaviours that are different than we are accustomed to in the Pac NW due to the relatively mild winter - then dry spring and now early summer. I know we are seeing a terrific (as in unusual) difference here in SW Coastal BC Canada.

    the insect is not one i recognize.
     
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