What bug is this?
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
I've just been out to check my garden over (no wind, yay!) and found lots of these in my potato bag.
They're about ½ inch long with wings, but didn't fly off when disturbed. Are they flying ants?
I'm worried now that my spuds will be no good if they've nested in my bag and are feeding on the tubers. So, (apologies to organic gardeners) if I put ant powder round the inside edges of the bag will it get rid of them and will my pot's be alright to eat?
They haven't even sprouted yet!!!!
- 10 May, 2009