Identification and Control of Flower pests
There are many kinds of flower pests, which can be divided into the following categories according to the parts and ways in which the pests harm flowers.
1. Leaf-eating pests: the mouthparts of these pests are chewable, and when they are harmful, they nibble into the leaves of flowers, causing damage to the leaves, and when they are serious, the leaves can be eaten up. Common pests are yellow moth, bridge-building insects, beetles, as well as snails, slugs, rat women and other pests.
2. Piercing and sucking pests: the mouthparts of these pests, such as needles, can be pierced into the flower plant tissue (leaf or tender tip), sucking the nutrition of the flower plant tissue, making the leaves dry and fall off, and the damaged leaves often turn white or brown. These pests have small individuals, a wide variety of species and are sometimes difficult to detect. Common aphids, crustaceans, whiteflies, thrips, leaf mites and so on. Some of these pests can secrete honeydew, some can secrete wax, not only pollute flower leaves and branches, but also easily lead to coal pollution disease; mites in this kind of insects can spin silk and form a net, and when it is serious, the net can adhere to leaves and branches.
3. Boring pests: this kind of pests eat food in the branches and stems of flowers. They can eat the stems and branches and eventually lead to plant death. Such as chrysanthemum longicorn beetle, Dahlia borer moth, rose stem wasp and so on. Some drilled into the blade harm, the blade can see drilled tunnel, can cause the leaf to dry up and die.
4. Soil culture pests: these pests live in the shallow layer and surface layer of the soil all their lives, often causing wilting or death of the injured flower plants. Such as ground tiger, golden needle worm, mole cricket and so on.