The Q&A Archives: leaf eating pests

Question: What can be eating the leaves of my purple corn flowers? I used a powder made for flowers to dust them and still no relief. None of the other surrounding flowers are affected. Could it be an animal rather than insects?

Answer: Echinacea (purple cone flower) is generally pest free, but the plants are sometimes attacked by leafhoppers, grasshoppers, and a nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans). I wish I could help you narrow down the enemies and determine what pest is munching on your plant!

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