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Holes in my peppers

Posted by Joe-NC NC (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 4, 12 at 13:06

Look at his poor little baby bell pepper, killed at such a young age. What evil pest would do such a thing? Whatever it is, is also eating holes in the leaves and eating deep grooves around the stems. I've tried garlic/red pepper spray, but it isn't working. Please help!

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RE: Holes in my peppers

Here is the damage around the stem of a pepper.

RE: Holes in my peppers

Here is an inch-worm I found under a leaf. Is this one of the culprits?

RE: Holes in my peppers

Does anyone have an idea what pest this might be?

RE: Holes in my peppers

That one little caterpillar can't be the only culprit, Joe. My first guess was going to be the Tomato Fruitworm (a big pest of peppers), and you might have those present, too...besides this little looper/spanworm/inchworm.

Have you disposed of that pepper, yet? If not, cut it open.

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