Young palm seedlings damaged by biting off fronds

neonrider(USDA 8A ^ Sunset 31 ^ Mid-SC)August 6, 2011

Does anyone know what kind of pest bites fronds of young palm plants (1 year old)? The fronds are cut off and left lying, they are not eaten. Could not find any info about it online.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Grass hopper?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 2:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I was also thinking a cat. Maybe a rabbit? Some type of small mammal probably. Grasshoppers are another possibility, but they usually make holes, not clean cuts (but they have the appetite of a small mammal for sure!).

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 3:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Cut worms are known to do that to vegetable seedlings early in the growing season.

I've seen something similar with first season sabal palmettos --eaten off just above the soil level.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 11:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help with my Date Palm.
hello i recently transplanted a 6 feet date palm tree/plant...
Mexican Fan Palm Tree - Fronds Turning Yellow/Brown
Hi everyone, I live north of Dallas, TX and have a...
I transplanted Bismarkias yesterday. Any success stories?
Late last summer I pushed two old Bismakia nobilis...
Josue Diaz
This new format sucks!
I think I'm done posting here.
Palm fronds turning yellow/brown
I have just moved into a (London, UK) house with some...
Oliver Beattie
Sponsored Products
kathy ireland Office by Bush Furniture Home Office Bundle Double Pedestal Desk w
$899.00 | Hayneedle
Jamie Young Cross Stitch 36" Round White Hide Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Blossom Black / Multi 6 ft. x 6
Home Depot
Pretty Dragonfly Quilt Mini Set
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Momeni Rugs Young Buck Collection Ivory 4
Home Depot
Foscarini | Havana Round Multipoint Pendant
Gunmetal Spring Weave Sun Hat Pendant
$237.50 | Bellacor
Jamie Young Lafitte Celadon Glass 10" Wide Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™