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Basil...pests, disease???

Posted by blenderbender 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 12:50

Greetings folks... new to forum and have searched pretty much in vain to ID my Basil affliction. Have visited a couple local nurseries to no avail also. I don't see any abundance of any particular insects on the basil. It's intermittently scattered among my dozen or so plants. It's been there for a while now, as in more than a week with no significant evidence of dying off or otherwise causing plant harm other than it looks bad and not too appetizing. I will upload several pics in the hopes someone can ID cause/cure if possible. Apparently I was just able to upload one pic.... is this normal?

Thanks.... Gary


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RE: Basil...pests, disease???

That's the damage from the Four Lined Plantbug. Fairly commonly seen in basil, mint, oregano, etc.


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RE: Basil...pests, disease???

Thanks rizo..... I have seen at least one of these and had no clue what it was. Based on images I have seen now I am certain you are absolutely correct. I will seek and destroy immediately. Thanks again!


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RE: Basil...pests, disease???

You're very welcome. Having a good picture to go by really helps.


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