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  • Beetroot

    I was thinning my Beetroot out when I noticed this.....



    Is this a catapiller? I also found a few white eggs on some of the leafs.


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    Carrie

  • #2
    Definitely a larva of something looks more magotty than caterpillary though ( if that's a word)


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    • #3
      Whatever it is, you don't want it.
      sigpic“Gorillas are very intelligent, but they don't have to be as delicate as chimps -- they can just smash open the termite nest,”
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      • #4
        Deffo a maggot of some sort squish it sharpish.
        Potty by name Potty by nature.

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        We hang petty thieves and appoint great ones to public office.

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        • #5
          Its a beet leaf miner
          https://extension.umass.edu/vegetabl...et-and-spinach

          Definitely squish it!
          A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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          • #6
            Thanks


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            Carrie

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            • #7
              Ha! They make a mess of the leaves of my beetroot every year, but I've never actually caught the beastie. I've also never quite worked out whether they do any real damage or whether its just aesthetic -- certainly get ok beetroot crops.
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              • #8
                The plant needs the leaves jacob. No leaves = no root. Maybe your Beetroot had swollen before the beasties attacked.
                sigpic“Gorillas are very intelligent, but they don't have to be as delicate as chimps -- they can just smash open the termite nest,”
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                Official Member Of The Nutters Club - Rwanda Branch.
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                Sent from my ZX Spectrum with no predictive text..........
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                KOYS - King Of Yellow Stickers..............

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                • #9
                  That's obviously sensible reasoning. Maybe they just don't do enough damage to stop a reasonably healthy plant. Anyway, of the things that can go wrong on the plot these are something I've just learnt to ignore.

                  That said, if I ever catch the beasties they're going the same way as a greenfly...
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