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Jun 22, 2015 6:50 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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I'm new to hostas and have one little plant in a pot that has been doing really well until recently when something started eating the leaves. Are there certain pests that like to eat hostas that I should look for? I didn't see anything but I do have problems with catydids that will eat everything and anything.

I believe the name of my hosta is 'Blue Ripples'. I would upload a pic, but it's not working for me this morning. I'll try to get one up soon.

Thanks for any help.

Uploading photos - Before the attack and after:

Thumb of 2015-06-22/wildflowers/9884ee
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Jun 22, 2015 8:29 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Slugs, snails, earwigs, grasshoppers, rabbits, deer...I guess we're not the only thing that love hosta!
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Jun 22, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
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Thank you for your Reply, Rose. So hostas are popular!

I added some photos. I didn't see anything around so maybe it is grasshoppers or katydids!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Jun 22, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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That damage is so large that it may be cutworms.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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Jun 22, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
Winter Sowing Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Birds Cat Lover
Hmm. Hi Ann, that could be too because I did see a cutworm on the ground in another part of the garden this morning. The chickens thought it was delish! Sticking tongue out

Thank You!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Jun 22, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I hope you have enough chickens to take care of them. I've only had cutworm damage one year, but it was quite extensive on some plants.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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