Wine & Roses Weigilia Insects
I have 4 Wine and Roses Weigilia in a border Planting. The plantings are in Cypress mulch, and was refreshed with about another inch. 3 of the plants are invested with what appear to me to be baby boxelder bugs. There are literally hundreds of them. When I refreshed the mulch I was very careful to keep the mulch away from the base of the plants. I should also note that every fall we have hudreds of mature boxeider bugs on the southern exposure brick wall of our home. Spraying these with a mixture of dishwasher soap and water kills them instantly. These little buggers are tough, run for cover. Back within minutes. That is why the question of what they might be. Bright red oblong bodies, with black tinges. About 1/4 inch long. There are 3 Carnival Weigilia, with in 3 feet, now probably 3 years old and not a bug. One of the wine and roses planted at the same time as the other 3 and part of that "lazy" diamone has also not been infected, at least not yet?.