who is living in my basil?? and what are the droppings?
So recently I've been finding black droppings, or eggs. I would remove them with a wet tissue, but they would come back. Finally I started investigating within the leaves, and this is what I found. Pics of the droppings and of the dwellers:
http://i48.tinypic.com/u1t2f.jpg (dweller #1, above the droppings)
http://i46.tinypic.com/30t3z8w.jpg (dweller #2; slightly smaller, and droppings were smaller too - I removed them before taking the photos).
Who has made a home out of my basil? And are the droppings eggs? I do remember them from last year, and my basil didn't end up doing so well.
I have to say I'm growing tomatoes in eathboxes next to my herb garden, so I'm hoping they are not in peril.