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Jun 3, 2020 10:43 AM CST
Seattle, Washington, Pacific N
Hi! Does anyone know why these marks are showing on my leaves? Squiggly lines and little dots. It's on two different plants - dahlias and marigold. Is it too much sun, or pest, or something else? Looks like leafminer problem, is neem oil the answer? They're on an East-facing balcony in Pacific Northwest weather so they get sun in the morning. Thanks so much!
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Jun 3, 2020 1:24 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, leaf miners. But, it may be too late to kill them. The little holes are exit holes.
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Jun 4, 2020 12:35 AM CST
Seattle, Washington, Pacific N
Ugh! Thank you so much. I inspected the leaves closely and some still had larvae on them. Spraying a lot of neem oil now...
Jun 4, 2020 5:26 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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If you can see where the larva is still at the end of the trail, you can squish it. (not for the squeamish, but effective)
Plant it and they will come.
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