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green and black striped beetle

Posted by altea97 Ohio (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 28, 07 at 11:21

My basil and several garden plants have minute black spots on their leaves. I have found a lime green and black striped insect which resembles a beetle around these plants. Something is destroying my garden and as I am a novice I have not a clue what to do.
Any advice will be much appreciated.

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RE: green and black striped beetle

It sounds like a four lined plant bug. They are usually yellow and black, but they can be bright green and black. Control by hand picking or using insecticidal soap.

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