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Help ! Bugs attack my Bittergourd plant
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k.n.malathi
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November 10, 2010 - 2:23 pm
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My bittergourd plants start out well but within a couple of weeks they are attacked by yellow hairy citters  which later turn into "lady-bugs"  type insect ( which I'm told are good insects in a garden....but they are bad for my KarelaFrown). I have pictures of them but do not know how to post this on the forum so that some one can help me.

 

I'm willing to send these picture by e-mail to anyone who can help me. I'm desperate !!!

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geekgardener
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November 10, 2010 - 2:29 pm
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Malathi,

You can upload the pictures to Picasa or Flickr or any other online photo album websites and paste the link here.

Picasa is free and you can use it if you have a google account.

 

Hope this helps.

GG

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November 11, 2010 - 10:37 am
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As suggested I have uploaded the pictures on Flickr. The links are pasted below

P1030272

P1030276

http://www.flickr.com/photos/p.....160438723/

 

Thanks

Malathi

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When I was trying to post some pictures of the bugs on Flickr , I discovered that these are not ladybird ( the good guys ) but a Mexican bean beetle that , I understand , is quite a difficult  pest to eradicate. Interested people may  see link  "   http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu.....etle.htm  " for more details   .

Hope fully I will be able to find some way of irradicating them without using pesticides.

 

Malathi

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Nice job.One method that reduces the population of these insects is Handpicking. Scan the underside of all the leaves for eggs. I have saved so many of my plants from caterpillas by picking 1000s and 1000s of eggs. Burn the eggs. If you throw them elsewhere they will come to your garden since they can fly.

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Those are Epilachna beetles,I had a hard time picking them from my snake gourd plants.They are not to be found in my place anymore.(Fingers crossed!)

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December 18, 2011 - 7:07 pm
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Hai malathi the best way is hand picking.

Another method(1)Take bulk of neem leaves,

make it to paste.Add 30 gms of paste to.970ml

of water&spray foliarly.(2)Take 100gms of cow

dung mix to1 liter of water stir it well,filter it &

spray it will do best.thanks.Happy organic gardeningCool

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