RE: [gardeners] Speaking of insects...

Dorsett (
Thu, 9 Aug 2001 19:44:15 -0500

What kind of damage are they doing?
  There are some really pretty stinkbugs that prey on nectarines.

Barb in Southern Indiana  Zone 5/6
  Time is what keeps things from happening all at once.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Ron Hay
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 4:45 PM
> To: gardeners
> Subject: [gardeners] Speaking of insects...
> Hello, again, friends,
> Does anyone have a clue as to what kind of beetle was eating the ripe
> fruit on our nectarine tree? It's about an inch long, half an inch wide,
> with teal blue metallic wings. Its wings create quite a buzz when it
> flies. I have never seen such an insect before. It is as beautiful as it
> was destructive.
> Ron
> Van Nuys, CA