Sunday, June 9, 2013

More Rain and Hyperodes Weevils.

We had over 4 inches of rain on Friday.  This makes for a soggy weekend.  Thanks to all those who stayed on the paths Saturday.  By Sunday we had dried out enough to scatter. 

We have had a lot of comments regarding the elimination of the step cut.  We had stopped mowing it for various reasons but the good news is we have started mowing it again.  It will take some time to get it down to one inch because we don't want to scalp it too much. 

It is the time of year that we battle Hyperodes Weevils.  They are very small but can do a lot of damage.  The larvae (pictured here)  eat the roots.   once they turn into the adult stage they don't eat any more but they do lay more eggs  and the cycle continues.  We know what the damage looks like and scout for them everyday.  We have spot sprayed some areas and continue to be on the look out. 

Step cut is now being mowed. 

Hyperodes Weevil---they are small but they can cause a lot of damage. 
This fellow was on the club house wall.  He is some kind of Sphinx Moth.