fwmosher said:Nothing to do with the black beetles, but hopefully, here is a picture of what I mistakenly refer to as an inchworm.Thank you!! Iam looking for possibilities. That guy would really stand out being black. what am I not seeing??? Maybe it's something that comes out at night. I have lots of earwigs throughout the gardens but have never seen them on a rose. It's still a mystery as of yet. My roses working so hard to bloom for me and then they get ruined. It's a mini parade purple rose that is being massacred at the moment. Frustrated 🙁
It may be some kind of a "looper" I don't know. However I have found this insect several times over the past three years, both right on a rosebud, and also chewing away at the perimeter/circumference of a rose leaf, and really doing a job in both cases. Again, nothing to do with the little black beetles, just another uncommon rose insect.
MindiHammerstone said:Hmmm. It's something that can bore a Circular hole into the buds. So it has to spend some time doing it and going through the petal layers. Frustrating. I keep searching but Iam now thinking that the little black beetle isn't the culprit. I think it was too small.