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By sanguinearocks101
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Welp, I’m having a big streak of bad luck right now in my life. I think there are spider mites on a few of my Nepenthes. I saw silky string and holes in the leaves. I sprayed the plant with neem oil, anything else I should do?
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By Panman
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I don't think that is mite damage. That looks more like a caterpillar was chowing down. It is likely another victim of your recently executed criminal.
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By evenwind
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Caterpillars and other larvae certainly produce silk. When I had a similar problem, the larva responsible was nocturnal. I only found it by searching with a flashlight well after the growing area was completely dark.

Way back then, I even had a similar thread on it: http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/a-bit ... 40937.html
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By Panman
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If you have a black light you can search for them at night. Many caterpillars glow under black light.
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