Insect & Disease ID And Diagnosis Guide: Notches & Holes

Insect & Disease ID And Diagnosis Guide: Notches & Holes

Seeing notches and holes on your crops? Take a look at these pictures to see common pests that can lead to notches and holes.

Scouting tip: Form a tentative diagnosis and send samples representative of early and intermediate stages of the problem to a diagnostic lab.

Large notches in the edges of leaves suggest feeding injury fromm black vine weevil, also known as Taxus weevil.

Black frass masses and missing leaf tissue indicate caterpillar feeding on this geranium leaf. Finding the caterpillar helps with identification.

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2 comments on “Insect & Disease ID And Diagnosis Guide: Notches & Holes

  1. Anonymous

    I have a 1 inch bug with alot of legs that is eating my basil every night. What can I use to get rid of it. My plants were beautiful but now they are ugly and almost nonexistant. Please help!!!

  2. Anonymous

    I have a 1 inch bug with alot of legs that is eating my basil every night. What can I use to get rid of it. My plants were beautiful but now they are ugly and almost nonexistant. Please help!!!