bug that leaves behind poppy seeds?

soccer_fanSeptember 28, 2008

My plants have recently been plagued by some unseen pest. On some plants, like lemon balm and marjoram, I find small poopy-seed like objects all over the leaves with numerous holes or chunks of the leaf missing. On other plants, such as my rosemary, lavender, and thyme, I find these same little poppy-seed things but the tips of the branches have gone all limp and wilty.

anyone know what is destroying my plants and how I can fight back?

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Look above the "seeds" to find the producer -- caterpillars.

Oh yes, those "seeds" are frass -- more often called caterpillar poop!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 11:15PM
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soccer_fan

thanks!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 7:52PM
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