Curl Grubs

I’ve no doubt most gardeners have encountered these guys in their garden before. Most garden groups will suggest you throw them to the chickens as they eat roots and can kill your crops, but honestly I have a different tactic. Description These grubs generally are from the Scarabaeidae family which consists of some 30,000 species…

Plain Pumpkin Beetle

DescriptionsPlain pumpkin beetles (Aulacophora abdominalis) are an orange oval shaped beetle slightly larger than a ladybug (approx 6-8mm long). They leave a distinctive circle bite mark on the leaves of cucurbits (pumpkin,  melons,  zucchini etc). If they have been attacking a plant for a while without detection there may be skeletonised leaves where only the…

Fruit Piercing Moth

If you live in South East QLD and have a citrus tree you may have noticed recently the fruit is dropping just short of ripening. If not, I implore you to keep reading regardless so you can take measures to protect yourself from the incoming invasion. As we leave the drought behind us, things are…