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Post  justin856 on 7/7/2016, 8:35 pm

Whats eating my eggplant?? Eggplant has huge holes in it found a beetle on one leaf but i dont think they could do all that damage. The hot pepper plant us also tsking a beating Help!

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Post  camprn on 7/7/2016, 8:36 pm

Look for horn worms.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/7/2016, 8:54 pm

If you don't find hornworms on your eggplants (or peppers, or tomatoes -- they are larvae and can't get far from a food-plant), check for grasshoppers or maybe Japanese beetles in your entire garden. Unlike larvae those are mobile and aren't going to stick around to let you see them chowing down on your eggplant leaves. Pretty sure the holes in my eggplant are from tiny grasshoppers. I've been after them, but they are hard to catch!
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Post  yolos on 7/8/2016, 1:14 am

@camprn wrote:Look for horn worms.
Horn worms usually leave a lot of poop.  I enlarged the pictures and did not see any poop but it could be there and I just missed it.
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Post  Windmere on 7/9/2016, 7:49 am

Yeah, I'm thinking grasshoppers too.  I've got a bunch in my garden, but my damage is not as severe as yours.
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Post  dstack on 7/11/2016, 12:10 pm

I'm having the same problem, but definitely not as severe.  But we don't have a grasshopper problem in S. Florida, so I imagine it's some kind of beetle that has a snack and flies off. 

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Post  sanderson on 7/11/2016, 2:33 pm

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