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By Bradley_D
Posts:  32
Joined:  Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
#329614
So last night I noticed something has been munching on the leaves of my N x Bloody Mary and found a bug walking around but didn’t see it doing much else

Noticed the leaves have been eaten on the edges.
It was hard to get decent pictures because it kept running away from me.

Think it could be my culprit?

Or have any ideas of what bugger could do this to my beloved plant?
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In the soil now. It was hard to get a pic because he was running around
In the soil now. It was hard to get a pic because he was running around
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Blacks specks on the leaf. Eggs or excrement?
Blacks specks on the leaf. Eggs or excrement?
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Black body, red head.
Black body, red head.
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By twitcher
Posts:  568
Joined:  Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:56 am
#329632
That's a Lady Bug. They do not eat plants. They eat aphids and other bad bugs.
By twitcher
Posts:  568
Joined:  Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:56 am
#329665
I thought I see speckles on the back. We need a better picture of the bug.
By Bradley_D
Posts:  32
Joined:  Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
#329777
It was night time so there’s reflection from the torch I was using to get better lighting. That bad light made it tough for a pic but it definitely didn’t have spots. Just black with a orange head.
It is shaped like a lady bug but it could very well be a leaf beetle.
Just to be on the safe side, that night I squished it and dropped it in a pitcher of the plant it was eating hahaha. Karma’s a biatch.

And since I removed it, no more leaves have been eaten so it looks to be one.

Thanks for your help :)
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By Cross
Posts:  1368
Joined:  Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:25 pm
#329888
Bradley_D wrote:It was night time so there’s reflection from the torch I was using to get better lighting. That bad light made it tough for a pic but it definitely didn’t have spots. Just black with a orange head.
It is shaped like a lady bug but it could very well be a leaf beetle.
Just to be on the safe side, that night I squished it and dropped it in a pitcher of the plant it was eating hahaha. Karma’s a biatch.

And since I removed it, no more leaves have been eaten so it looks to be one.

Thanks for your help :)
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By twitcher
Posts:  568
Joined:  Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:56 am
#329930
I agree it was not a lady bug. Sorry about the missed ID, did not see it in the first picture.
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