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What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« on: August 18, 2022, 01:25:12 PM »
What's going on with this yellow sapote?



It's the only tree in my backyard with such a bad looking leaves.

I haven't seen any insect on them.

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 01:43:16 PM »
Do you hear grassphoppers / crickets at night? It's definitely insect damage. Could be leaf cutter ants, alternatively.

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 06:29:46 PM »
nope, no crickets, ants, aphids...

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 06:45:04 PM »
Looks like the work of giant grasshopper demons.

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 06:56:06 PM »
Japanese beetles

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 03:29:11 AM »
well, now that you mention it, I do have grasshoppers on my backyard, but I have never seen them in any tree but on the lawn.

today I have noticed other trees, especially a red cherimoya close to this yellow sapote have similar leaves.

I assume bees and wasps don't do this, right? because I have tons of them.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 10:14:31 AM by eez0 »

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2022, 03:42:11 PM »
Grasshoppers for me. I can go out at night and see them munching away. Look in the day and none to be seen.

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 05:59:11 AM »
Have you looked for insects at night?

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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2022, 12:23:36 PM »
Have you looked for insects at night?
nope really, will need to have a look.

edit: just checked. No sign of any insect, but the tree is already in a very bad shape.
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Re: What's going on with this yellow sapote?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2022, 03:55:59 PM »
while watering today, I noticed a small grey-ish insect making small hops around this and other trees. It's not a grasshopper, it's smaller, about half an inch.

 

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