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bean leaves

Something is eating holes in the (bush) bean leaves, leaving some lacy. I have looked for eggs, larva, adult thinking the pesky Bean Beetle. Nada! Can't spray or treat without knowing what hungry thing I am feeding. Any ideas?
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Re: bean leaves

She looked for signs of the Mexican bean beetle, the jumpy flea beetle, no evidence of critter so far.
Bring out the SEVN!! Well, perhaps not. Neem? suggestions?
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Re: bean leaves

Susan some pictures of the leaves might help diagnose. I would have said bean beetles, too....

What do the holes look like?
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Re: bean leaves

Num nuns. These leaves are tasty .
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Re: bean leaves

Have you seen Japanese beetles around?
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Re: bean leaves

Haven't noticed much in Japanese beetles. Side note -when we were kids, (SE Mass) my Mother would send us out with cans of soapy water for the foraging beetles. Bring on the Sevin!
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Re: bean leaves

Right now, here at least, they are just starting to show up so they are not numerous and they move around a lot. A typical sign is poopy mess and ragged eaten leaves like those.
(Stop saying Sevin :x ...sounds to me like you are cursing/saying a "bad word" :lol:)
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Re: bean leaves

Let's just say Sevin is the S-Word for gardeners? Get's one's attention.......

Anyway, back to this pot of bush beans. I may try Neem in the AM. I have spray bottle and just may try it, been on the shelf for 1 year.
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