Im growing tomatillos this year. The leaves are getting holes in them from what i expect are small flea beetles:There are also holes in the tomatillos themselves. At least one hole in seemingly every tomatillo, so i wasnt sure if the tiny beetles could also do that.. However, there are also 2 different other bugs all over the bushes. These tough looking dudes: and these ant looking guys: Both I see in other places in my garden, but never notice any damage from them.
Can anyone help me identify them? Are they good insects? Or are they the ones making the holes in the fruits? Are there any organic ways to deal with them?
Mainly, i would like the tomatillos to stop getting holes, but if i can also stop the leaves getting holes that would be nice. I use neem oil on my tomatoes for horn worms, and will start spraying these tomatillos as well, but is there something different that would be better? I guess diatomaceous earth is a last resort...
Thanks in advance!