Flies on my mint plant, what are they and why?


Joined
Jun 15, 2022
Messages
18
Reaction score
1
Location
North
Country
Italy
My mint plants do not look very good, ive placed yellow chromotropic traps since ive spotted, what i believe to be, white flies.
Is someone able to ID the other insects that got captured?
i also need some insight on whats generally
20220813_152127.jpg
happening now


20220813_152121.jpg

20220813_144948.jpg
20220813_144659.jpg
20220813_131315.jpg
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
10,524
Reaction score
4,928
Location
Tarpley Tx
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
My mint plants do not look very good, ive placed yellow chromotropic traps since ive spotted, what i believe to be, white flies.
Is someone able to ID the other insects that got captured?
i also need some insight on whats generallyView attachment 92248 happening now


View attachment 92245
View attachment 92239View attachment 92240View attachment 92244
Yes, you have whiteflies. The other two insects are a green bottle fly and, I believe, a miner bee, both of which are good pollinators. I have to say that the damage to the leaves are caused by the whiteflies. To get rid of the whitefly spray with insecticidal soap or dishsoap and water.
 
Joined
Jun 15, 2022
Messages
18
Reaction score
1
Location
North
Country
Italy
Yes, you have whiteflies. The other two insects are a green bottle fly and, I believe, a miner bee, both of which are good pollinators. I have to say that the damage to the leaves are caused by the whiteflies. To get rid of the whitefly spray with insecticidal soap or dishsoap and water.
So basically, pollinators =/= good?, thanks :)

Since we are already here, can i ask whats this?
 

Attachments

  • 20220813_161209.jpg
    20220813_161209.jpg
    186.8 KB · Views: 6
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
1,484
Reaction score
964
Country
United Kingdom
Something I have noticed about mint is that because it grows everywhere and is the survivor when a garden is let go people think they can grow it in anything. You can, you can grow it badly in anything. Give it a bit of nice soil with plenty of nutrients in and it is a different plant, bright green, prolific, attractive and vivacious.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Apr 3, 2022
Messages
334
Reaction score
98
Location
East TN
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
I was going to say cucumber beetle but it is definitely a beetle of some sort.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top