Does anyone know of a pest that likes to chew pepper leaves, and leaves behind a blueish-black, inky substance on the leaves?
They like my cayennes and jalapenos, have not touched the superhots.
Could you post pics?
I got money on it being a hornworm, but haven't seen the picture yet.
Here is a pic. Leaf damage on the leaves looks the same on all, but here's a good pic of the inky substance. I caught some slugs on my pole beans yesterday AM after a soggy night, but they are a solid 30 feet away from the peppers.
Don't hornworms leave poop that is clumpy? Not just a liquid?
I sprinkled Sevin dust last week, didnt seem to work. If it's a catepillar, I guess Sevin wouldn't be the answer anyways.
This post was edited by peps22 on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 7:32
Could it be a japanese beetle?
Found this from '07.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bugs eating Pepper leaves!!