iris fly?

Carlo A. Balistrieri
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:43:39 PDT

Look up "iris borer". It's a fairly common pest encountered by people  
who grow iris. I'm surprised Adam hasn't seen it. I lived in his part  
of the country most of my life and encountered the grubs tunneling  
through leaf and rhizome.

On Jun 10, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Adam Fikso wrote:

> Hello Janos-  I've grown irises for more than 35 years (but in the  
> U.S.) and
> have never seen the insect you describe, nor the kind of damage you  
> show in
> your photo.  It may be something  new to your area or peculiar to  
> that one
> shipment.  I think you are wise to burn the affected leaves.

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