bouganvilla plant problem

Rachel69October 12, 2012

Please help, I have a problem with two bouganvilla plants. In the last couple days we have had some rain and noticed the issue in the photo below. Is this a bug problem or a fungus problem? Thanks for any and all help!!

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Looks like bougainvillea looper caterpillar damage. They are sometimes referred to as inchworms; the moth is a dull browninsh color. The caterpillars eat under the cover of darkness, so can be tough to actually see during the day. Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) should control them.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 3:23AM
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