Hortiman | Pests
5
archive,category,category-pests,category-5,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,columns-3,qode-theme-ver-9.1.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2.1,vc_responsive

30 Jan Citrus Butterfly

Citrus Butterfly is not generally a concern on your citrus tree.  Any specimens on your plants will cause minimal damage and can be overlooked in favour of the butterflies that they will later emerge as....

Read More

23 Jan Cabbage White Butterfly

Description: The adult butterflies are white butterflies with a predominate spot on each wing. The caterpillar stage of these pests are dusky green which closely resembles the foliage colour of the brassicas they largely attack (Cabbages, Broccoli, Kale, etc) Damage Caused: The caterpillars feed veraciously on...

Read More

23 Jan Hibiscus Beetle

Description: These black beetles are oval in shape and around 3mm in size. They are particularly shy and generally hide in the folds of the flowers. Damage Caused: Hibiscus beetle chew holes in both the flowers as well as the foliage of Hibiscus and related plants...

Read More

23 Jan Mites

Description: Mites are tiny critters at less than 1mm in size related to spiders. Some can just be seen with the naked eye but many are too small and it is only their damage and/or light webbing that can be seen. Mites feed on various...

Read More

23 Jan Caterpillars

Description: Caterpillars are the young of either butterflies or moths. Whilst some damage can be tolerated in the interest of keeping butterflies in the garden, some instances may require intervention. Colours vary from green, orange, black and some are patterned, whilst others are just a...

Read More

23 Jan Thrips

Description: Thrips are the secret agents of the plant pest world. They are small at generally only 1-2mm long and lurk in sheltered positions either deep in flower buds or the undersides of leaves where they go undetected. Thrips come in various colours from yellow,...

Read More

23 Jan Lawn Armyworm

Description: These pests are actually a caterpillar with their adult form being a moth and not a worm at all. The caterpillars are dark brown with lighter striping lengthways and around 50mm in length when fully grown. They hide of an evening deep in the...

Read More

23 Jan Curl Grub

Description: White grubs with orange heads and greyish tail ends of around 40mm in length. These are the larvae of various beetles (including Christmas Beetles) and typically curl into a ‘c’ shape when removed from the soil. Damage Caused: Curl grubs pose a problem in the...

Read More

23 Jan Whitefly

Description: Whitefly can cause great damage in the vegetable garden, but are also a pest of some ornamental species. The adults are white with a wingspan of around 3mm and cluster on the underside of leaves where they suck on the plants sap system, as...

Read More

23 Jan Ants

Description: Ants need no introduction but there are many different species of various sizes and colours that are common in the garden. The main way that they attract the attention of gardeners is when they either disturb our pots or paving or our enjoyment of...

Read More