Amaryllidaceae / Alliaceae
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:57:51 PDT
On 28 Apr 2010, at 12:49, Adam Fikso wrote:

> I'm thinking gourmand or trencherman because they've become quite
> indiscriminate--not just narcissus and amaryllis, but ornithogalums, hyacinths,
> etc.(various reports here and abroad), and maybe my arisaemas.
>   I've asked the Arisaema Enthusiast Group for info on any reports. My
>   infestation by an as yet unidentified bug was noticed this spring--a worm
>   apparenty the cause of rotting in a large tuber (A. asperatum?)

These non-amaryllidaceous targets of Merodon are isolated opportunistic 
attacks. The fly prefers amaryllidaceous plants if possible and other families 
(however defined) are, in practice, not seriously predated.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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