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Arugula/Bug problem

I can't understand what is going on! Something is eating all my Arugula & leaving everything else alone!

[img]https://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu269/knitness/Garden/DSC_0282.jpg[/img]

Any ideas?
Vanessa raising organic vegetables, livestock, wildflowers, and family in zone 5A.

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Small round holes?

Everything beside it including my baby bids and iceberg and spinach have not a mark on them? This is also happening in my feed-tub that has a little lettuce in it - only the Arugula has holes?

Defective plants? :D
Vanessa raising organic vegetables, livestock, wildflowers, and family in zone 5A.

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Nes,

I believe that is Flea Beetle damage.

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Thanks for the suggestion Eric, that's definitely what it looks like - but I have other crops available that it would like much better (potatoes, peppers and cauliflower all close by).

[url]https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/fleabeetle.html[/url]

I'm going to try a to treat it anyway
...sources suggest that garlic sprays are useful.


It's just very strange that this is affecting only my Arugula and nothing else in two separate locations.
Vanessa raising organic vegetables, livestock, wildflowers, and family in zone 5A.

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Eric you were 100% right it was the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_flea_beetle[/url] striped flea beatle! I caught some of the little B*&*@(S! I got them with dishsoap/water ;).
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