ID pest on Lemon Myrtle leaves

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ID pest on Lemon Myrtle leaves

Postby BelindaH » Sat May 03, 2014 10:24 am

I had a perfectly healthy lemon myrtle tree until recently, and now something is eating at it's leaves. Does anyone out there have any ideas?
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Re: ID pest on Lemon Myrtle leaves

Postby abwal » Sat May 03, 2014 12:23 pm

It could be beetle attack (Monolepta beetle). It looks a bit like a ladybird, though a little larger. It has red on its back near the neck and red spots. ( Also called 'Red shouldered Beetle'.)
Check above and below the leaves and remove any you find.
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