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Desertcitrus

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I canít figure out what is eating my leaves. I donít see any pests on the trees and is there something wrong with some of the other leaves that are curling and browning? I have used  diatomaceous earth before in my garden to kill something that was eating my potato leaves but I had to put it on the leaves themselves. Any suggestions?
These are an orange and lime.








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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 10:44:21 PM »
Look for a caterpillar...

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 12:46:22 AM »
I did but I canít find anything.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 02:49:40 PM »
Grasshoppers?  I have big problems with them. They jump away as you near the tree.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 10:18:19 AM »
I see CLM damage. Regarding the chewed leaves it could be beetles that come out at night. Beetles and 'hoppers are hard to control. However damage looks slight and within a well kept tree's ability to overcome.  If it were caterpillar you'ld find it or at least see its frass below the chewed leaves.
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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 10:31:08 AM »
If it's not flowering give it a drench of Bayer Adavance.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 10:46:54 AM »
A couple things chew on my citrus leaves.  One thing is/are night-feeding caterpillars.  Usually- but not always- Cut Worms.  Take a flashlight and go out shortly after sunset to find them- sometimes you see their beady little eyes glinting back at you in the light.

The other thing is the Western Katydid-also known as the Mormon Cricket.  Much harder to see and kill due to camouflage and their jumping prowess, though it can be done in daylight.  Where's a flock of seagulls when you need one?  Too busy singing Space-age Love Song, I s'pose.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 12:20:22 PM »
If it's not flowering give it a drench of Bayer Adavance.

Which one? The rose and flower care?

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 12:50:57 PM »
Tree & shrub.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 12:51:44 PM »
I use it when I graft so the new growth doesn't get eaten.

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Re: What is wrong with these leaves and what is eating the rest of them?
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