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Mar 28, 2018 8:05 PM CST
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My Wisteria (Pale Pink Japanese) is currently getting devoured by some sort of insect. 6 months old. we tried some insect sprays and they just turned the leaves yellow and did more damage than good.

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Mar 28, 2018 8:30 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Do you live in Australia? Your photo doesn't show much (Stems, boards..). Have you seen these insects? Can you send a photo?
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Mar 29, 2018 6:41 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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I googled Geelong...
Also googled kudzu bugs in Geelong...
Couldn't tell whether you have them yet.

I wish the Chinese wisteria here looked like that.

I also googled pink Japanese wisteria aggressiveness...
It's a thug.
Rather than dumping poison on this future problem.... Look around and see if you can't find a more appropriate vine.
If nothing else.... Try planting runner beans.

Sorry I can't help, but... If its a bug, you're gonna have to catch them in the act and get some pictures.

In the future, never put poison on the plant, when you have no idea what the problem is.
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Mar 29, 2018 7:57 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Do you have leaf cutter ants there?
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Apr 13, 2018 8:25 PM CST
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Hi, we found some small caterpillars which are logically the culprit. Any tips on the best way to persuade this little vine eaters to move on?
All help appreciated!

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