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river birch insect

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kickin sum grass, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    I am trying to find the name and pics of an insect that attacks river birch in the late spring early summer in the ohio area. It is a sucking insect that is on the underside of the leaf. It yellows the leaves and leaves them corigated or scrunched up maybe up could say like an acordian. They look like corigated cardboard if that makes sense. When turning the leaf upside down they are in the "valley" and looks like a mass.

    any help would be great.
    I have found it before on the net but no such luck this time.
  2. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Birch leaf miner?
  3. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Wooly Aphid perhpas .
  4. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    sounds like aphids,try using azatrol or a ladybugs work good to.
  5. Vaughan's Lawns

    Vaughan's Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Aphids do a good bit of damage on river birch here in the Carolinas.
    If infact it is aphids, merit as an injection into the root system works well. Mike

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