Who is eating shrub leaves?

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  1. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I have several vine maples, native to parts of BC - some are fine and others have all the holes in leaves

    I also photographed a young native dogwood

    and the rootstock of an ornamental flower cherry

    I don’t see an insect or any cobwebs or sticky residue

    what’s eating the fresh young leaves?

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try looking for them at night to see if that makes a difference.
     
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    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Thank you @Ron B

    I notice small white foam spots on adjacent shrubs of similar species as described (photo) above

    the foam is maybe just slightly larger than a Q-Tip
     
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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    Is it like spit-bug foam?
     
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    @Margot - i just took these photos - in my coast garden near the ocean

    see the insects in the foam?

    again the foam is approx size of q-tip

    it’s shown on the root stock of a neighbour ornamental flower cherry (the root stock sprouts / shoots spreads easily 30 feet

    and on my young vine maples ;acer circinatum)
     

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