Pests and Diseases forum: What is eating my Hibiscus buds?

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
May 1, 2016 4:16 PM CST
I was looking at one of my Hibiscus this afternoon and noticed what you see in the photo below. As far as I can see there are 3 or 4 bud like this.
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Chris
Name: Angela
Jacksonville, NC (Zone 8a)
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dayliliesandart
May 22, 2016 6:23 AM CST
Hello Chris,

Just a guess, Japanese beetles? I have had a whole hardy hibiscus destroyed by them. They also love to munch on my knock out roses, and crape myrtles.

Hope you figure it out, good luck! 😊
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
May 22, 2016 8:08 AM CST
Thanks Angela, right now it's hard to tell as the local 'tame' deer are feasting on all my Hibiscus Grumbling . They love the buds as you can see exactly where one was and where it was nipped off at.
Chris

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