Here are pics of the insect that is causing damage to Henry Phillips'
cotton. All living insects were found shallow underground. We posed
one on top of the leaf to get a better picture. I have sent in beetles
to PDIC. An adjacent farmer's cotton across the path was relatively
unaffected and Henry's cotton across the road shows no signs of damage
but was replanted late.
Thanks, Art L Bradley
Agricultural Extension Agent - Edgecombe County