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Eagle, Colorado
Jul 11, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Can someone id what little white rice shaped pods these are/ what is leaving the wilted white spots with black bits?
Thank you so much for any and all suggestions!

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 13, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Need a more close up pic. Use a magnifying glass.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Eastern Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Jul 13, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Looks like Leaf Miner eggs

Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jul 13, 2017 7:29 PM CST
I agree, probably leaf miners. Usually by the time you notice the leaf damage, the bug is already long gone. But spraying with very mild soapy water then rinsing off will probably help if there are more lurking.

1/2tsp. dish soap to a quart spray bottle. Stronger is not better. Be sure to spray both tops and bottoms of the leaves, and then rinse them off after a few minutes.

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