A couple in Squamish introduced a collection of plants into their garden. It seems to have turned into a bit of a insectarium. Based on the photos and descriptions they sent, I guessed at a couple of bugs but can't identify much based on the photos and descriptions. Can you help? Photos attached and unedited narrative from my daughter-in-law here: It's happening to * the Japanese Maple * all of the Lily of the Valley varieties * the Portuguese Laurels * he Weigela Variegatas. So basically everything with a "leaf shaped" leaf. Here is what I have noticed 1. curling on the laurels (they are off the ground in a box) 2. holes and chewed edges on the laurels 3. longer cuts in some of the laurel leaves 4. tiny black specks underneath the leaves of the Lily of the Valley's and Weigela and a TON of leaves with semi-circular chunks out of them as well as holes the diameter of a pencil I have seen lots of tiny ants on the ground around the lily of the valleys and Weigala and at any given time can spots a few on the leaves. I have also seen aphids on some of the leaves of the plants on the ground 5. Something weird: The upper foliage is much more effected than lower leaves and leaves that are undercover of other foliage After some research, I think I might have more than one problem here A. I know we have snails - all over B. I have lots of "bee friendly" plants and understand there is s variety of bee that likes to eat leaves C. We have a TON of ants in the yard. I even saw a flying ant! D. I have NOT actually seen any caterpillars though So....who are the likely villains making a mockery of my garden, and how do I get rid of them?