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shot holes in leaves, tiny winged insect

Posted by kozureokami (My Page) on
Sun, May 21, 06 at 18:31

Hi, I'm fairly new to gardening, so please bear with me. I transplanted healthy tomato plants about ten days ago. I woke up yesterday and found the leaves, particularly those near the bottom, shot with tiny holes. I immediately thought of flea beetles, but all I can find are *very* tiny winged insects with bodies smaller than that of a deer tick. They are really tiny. I can't even be certain that this is what has caused the damage--I'm just assuming so because after watching for two days, these are the only insects I see. Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

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RE: shot holes in leaves, tiny winged insect

  • Posted by rhyno z7 Balt. MD (My Page) on
    Mon, May 22, 06 at 9:23

I think that I've seen the same on one of my plants. I think that they came from some creeping vine that we have in the yard.

I'll await an expert's answer.


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