What is eating my climatis

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by JustPeg, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. JustPeg

    JustPeg Member

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    My climatis is very happy and growing like gangbusters. there is one problem I see, something is eating it's leaves. I turn them over and don't see anything. Aphids are easy to see, but there are none on it. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Love to hear from you.
    JustPeg
     
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    growest Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Justpeg--sounds like your clematis is able to outgrow the pest, whatever it is.

    What shape and size are the holes/munches?

    Leafcutter bees this time of year will take large roundish sections out of the margins of soft leaves like perhaps your clematis, but this is just a wild guess.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Aphids suck plant juices, so you wouldn't see any chewing from them anyway.
     
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    thank you Growest,
    I never knew there was such a bee. The munches are as you described. The plant is thriving. It's " Blue Ravine" and it loves where it is. I'm not worried too much.
    Thank you.
     
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    Hey Rob,
    I totally forgot. Aphids are the first culprits that come to mind. lol. Anyway, even if they were there doing something else. I don't see any. Thanks for the reminder
     

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