However, multiple tactics such as trapping systems and efforts to integrate the use of pathogens with other control tactics would be helpful in reducing the blister beetle
Featured creature: blister beetles
[University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences web site].
Some steps can be taken to reduce the possibility of incorporating blister beetles
This finding of the larvae's lure puts the immature blister beetles
among the few animals known to practice chemical mimicry for hunting, say Saul-Gershenz and her coauthor Jocelyn G.
(Epicauta vittata and other closely related species) appear in swarms in summer, just as tomatoes, beans and other crops start looking good.
Reinshagen seeking help with blister beetles
(Nov./Dec., 2006 page 27): We had the same problem with blister beetles
destroying our tomato plants.
Find out about its diet of blister beetles
BANISH UGLY WARTS WITH BEETLE JUICE Blister beetles
have their name for a reason.
Scarabs (Scarabaeidae), blister beetles
(Meloidae), leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), and weevils (Curculionidae) are among the species that are particularly fond of leafy foliage and will strip leaves of their tissues or completely defoliate plants.
, which are sometimes found in first-cutting alfalfa, can be deadly to horses.
Spinosad controls all types of caterpillars, Colorado potato beetle larvae and blister beetles
, and works best on pests that consume a lot of leaf tissue.