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May 28, 2016 7:12 AM CST
|First year having a garden ..seems to be some kind d of bug eating potatoes, eggplant and Tomato leaves .only have stuff in ground less then a week ...can anyone identify and give me a remedy ...much appreciated|
May 28, 2016 7:21 AM CST
|It's a tortoise beetle:|
If there aren't hoards of them can you pick them up and squish them or drop them into soapy water?
Edit: Forgot to say welcome to NGA!
May 28, 2016 7:33 AM CST
|Plants came from Michigan .. first time I ever seen here in jersey.. Thank you.. was looking on line for over an hour to find out what this was ..to get a reply back so quick is amazing|
May 28, 2016 7:37 AM CST
|I recognized the shape - we have a problem with golden tortoise beetles here on sweet potato and morning glories so I figured it must be a relative and checked for other species, found that one on Bugguide. The golden one is actually very pretty even if it does pepper the leaves with holes! It probably doesn't have much impact on the plant, just makes them look less esthetic.|