Re: Japanese Fireglow

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Posted by Newt on June 20, 2003 at 12:54:49:

In Reply to: Japanese Fireglow posted by Lisa on June 18, 2003 at 17:22:22:

: I recently planted a Japanese Fireglow and it was doing fine ... until the leaves were eaten by some kind of fly (smaller than a house fly). Even now that there are no leaves, I still find the flies on the stems where the leaves were. The flies are not afraid of me either ... I have to pick them off. What are these and what can I do to prevent them and hopefully save my tree?

Hi Lisa,
You don't say where you live, but I'm thinking maybe a shore fly, though they don't eat the foilage. Take a look here. Be sure and scroll about halfway down and under Monitoring, click on 'resting on plants' and see if that's your fly.

If this isn't it, I would suggest contacting your local extension service for some id.

For an environmentally friendly solution, if one is needed, try here.

Good luck,

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