rose leaf bite - Knowledgebase Question

scottsdale, Ar
Question by ajabra
April 18, 2009
my rose leaves look like something has taken many many bites off of them. I do not see any insects. What can I do?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2009


I am seeing the same type of damage on my rose leaves. The culprit - leaf cutter bees. They won't hurt your rose bushes by taking parts of the leaves back to their nests. They will stop this activity as soon as they have lined their nests and they won't be back until next spring. So, you won't need to (and really can't) do anything to stop them.

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