Asked by: Arcesio Gladilin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th June, 2020

What bugs eat lettuce?

Some of the most common lettuce pests are:
  • Aphids.
  • Armyworms.
  • Corn earworms.
  • Crickets.
  • Darkling beetles.
  • Flea beetles.
  • Garden symphylans.
  • Grasshoppers.

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Correspondingly, what insect eats lettuce?

Field crickets (Gryllus spp.), like darkling beetles, enter the garden from adjacent fields. They are not common pests of lettuce, but if present, they may destroy your lettuce crop by eating the seedlings. Springtails (Collembola) are tiny, wingless insects that feed on the portions of lettuce closest to the ground.

Likewise, is it OK to eat lettuce with bugs? That's disgusting. If you are wise enough to know that lettuce is grown in a field where bugs abound, and you are okay with that, fill your sink with ice cold water. Now cut the stem off of the lettuce and plunge the head into the frigid water. Separate the leaves and carefully agitate them within the sink.

Also to know, can you eat lettuce that has aphids on it?

2 Answers. The best way to remove the aphids is to submerge the vegetables in cold water for at least 10 minutes. Once the aphids have been drowned and rinsed off, the greens are perfectly safe to eat. Actually, it should be safe to eat the aphids as well, it's just unappetizing.

What animals eat lettuce?

Mammals, including rabbits and groundhogs, also eat the plants. Lettuce contains several defensive compounds, including sesquiterpene lactones, and other natural phenolics such as flavonol and glycosides, which help to protect it against pests.

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