Mystery Basil Bug

astrid123July 15, 2014

Hi everyone, I grew a basil plant from seeds indoors and its now about a foot tall. Only problem is that these pale areas are starting to appear on the leaves with tiny blacks dots in them. On the leaves I can also see tiny tiny oblong, pale, fast moving bugs. Any ideas of what this can be?

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I don't know what that is, but neem oil will most likely take care of it. Be careful because not all neem products are the same - look for one that is labeled "organic" and/or "safe for use on edibles up to the day of harvest".

This post was edited by zensojourner on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 13:08

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:07PM
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I can't really see the bug well in the photo, but my guess is Thrips. The damage looks like thrips damage and they are tiny and oblong in shape.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:00PM
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