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Orange insect on sea holly


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Orange insect on sea holly Reply with quote

Hello,

I planted holly sea - blue hobbit about 2-3 weeks ago from a pot. Recently I noticed orange insects on it. Please see attached image.

Does anybody know what they are and are they doing any harm to the plant?

Thank you
Kind regards
Maja



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them there little fellows look like soldier beetles, there are good guys.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/soldier-beetle-facts-zw0z1302zkin.aspx#axzz36LGj0vwG
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to have these in my garden what county are you in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Kildare, but I both them from Tully Nurseries

http://www.tullynurseries.ie/store/product/14673/ERYNGIUM-planum-Blue-Hobbit/
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