Who is eating my mint leaves (Pics)

djkj(9b)August 17, 2011

My mint leaves have several holes in them, I tried spraying with insecticidal soap and Sevin. I do not see any pests or worms on it. What do you think is causing the damage? Whiteflies? Although I dont see any on it, there are a few whiteflies around.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I don't know what ate the leaves but the damage in the pictures looks rather minor. If that is the worst of it, I would skip the pesticides and live with a few holey leaves.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 5:16PM
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biscgolf

grasshoppers?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 2:25PM
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djkj(9b)

@biscgolf - I am not sure but I dont see any around. I think grasshoppers might be big enough to be spotted. I just cant find any insects.

Has anyone tried diatomaceous earth for mint?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 4:25PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Grasshoppers hatch from very small eggs as tiny nymphs. They can be easy to miss if you're looking for larger insects. They can hop very well when young, but don't develop their wings until mature. Be observant for all kinds of critters in the garden, big AND tiny.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 3:12PM
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djkj(9b)

I just wanted to update everyone that I found a solution to who is eating my mint. I dont know what the pest was, but spraying with Spinosad helped me get rid of whatever it was.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 2:20PM
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