Gardenia leaves being eaten

twospotsJuly 16, 2008

Something is eating my gardenia's leaves. They seem to be targeting the smaller plants (I have a row of large bushes) which are planted outdoors. I don't see any bugs on them and there doesn't appear to be residue, just lots of eaten leaves. Any ideas?

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I would keep an eye on this to see if I could identify what is doing that which might be a cutter bee or some other beneficial that you would really not want to harm.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 7:55AM
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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

Cut Bees cut circles to use to close of their egg cases, usually in the early summer. This does not look like a Cut Bee's work.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 12:39PM
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