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Garden Plant Symptom  Leaves with holes.
 
 
Gooseberry sawflies
(leaves with holes)
Plants affected:
Gooseberries.
Symptoms: Leaf tissues eaten away, with many leaves reduced to a skeleton of veins.           
Leaves-gooseberry-sawflies
Treatment: Spray thoroughly with derris,fenitrothion,malathion or nicotine early in May or when damage first occurs.
 
 
Vine weevils
(leaves with holes)
Plants affected:
Rhododendrons,primulas,camellias,clematis,vines and some other plants.
Symptoms: Small,irregular notches eaten out of leaf edges.     
Vine-weevils
Treatment: Spray thoroughly with derris,fenitrothion,malathion or nicotine early in May or when damage first occurs.
 
 
Slugs and snails
(leaves with holes)
Plants affected:
Tulips,lilies,delphiniums,sweet peas,lettuce and many other plants.
Symptoms: Irregular holes eaten in leaves and slime tracks will be present.   
slugs-and-snails
Treatment: Cultivate thoroughly and clear up accumulations of decaying plant material. Avoid heavy dressings of organic manures and mulches and use methiocarb or metaldehyde slug baits.
 
 
Pea and bean weevils
(leaves with holes)
Plants affected:
Peas and beans.
Symptoms: Leaf edges eaten in a scalloped pattern.
Treatment: Apply BHC dust or fenitrothion spray to young plants as soon as symptons are seen. Older plants are not seriously affected. 
Pea-and-bean-weevils
 
 
Leafcutter bees
(leaves with holes)
Plants affected:
Roses,lilacs,privet,laburnum and some other ornamental plants.
Symptoms: Regular,roughly,semi-circular pieces cut out of leaf edges.  
Leafcutter-bees
Treatment: Spray affected plants with BHC to kill or repel bees. Locate and destroy nests.
 
 
 
 
Moths on garden plants
 
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