Bugs eating Tecoma (Orange Bells) - Knowledgebase Question

Casa Grande, Ar
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Question by jsul35
June 30, 2010
I live in Casa Grande, AZ. Have 2 Tecomas in 5 gal containers. Bugs eating them; taking 1/2 circle bites out of leaves. What to use? Thanks

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Sounds like leaf cutter bees and they're using the leaf parts to make nests. Since they are good pollinators in the garden, I'd just leave them alone (there are no registered insecticides for them). They will finish creating their nests by mid-July and your plants won't be bothered by them for the rest of the year.

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