Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mystery Tomatillo Bugs




The other day I was picking up the fallen ground cherries and pineapple tomatillos and noticed a few leaves had been eaten, seemingly from the center out.  Upon closer inspection, on one leaf [and only one...I searched high and low and could not find this on any others...which worries me] I spotted yellow eggs and tiny brownish black bugs.  The bugs looked like perhaps they just hatched.

This whole situation looked a lot like squash bug eggs.  But these were not the tiny squash bugs I was finding for weeks on end in the garden.  I suspect this is something different.

Do any of my gardening readers have insight on what these bugs are?  Should I be doing something to prevent them?  Will they kill my plants?  I don't think my nerves have it in me to endure another squash bug or eggplant bug infestation.  Oy...it's been a tough year for me and bugs!





1 comment:

Always Pretty in Pink said...

I just wanted to tell you I love reading along with your garden adventures. And just reading your blog in general. :)I don't usually comment, but I just felt like I should let you know.

Have you had any more run-ins with the people who that were hanging out across the street from your garden?

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