Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Tomato leaf bug bites Toplef10Tomato leaf bug bites 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Tomato leaf bug bites I22gcj10Tomato leaf bug bites 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Today at 2:35 pm

» good plants to plant suggestions
by has55 Today at 2:23 pm

» Upcycling milk cartons into starter packs
by markqz Today at 1:48 pm

» fun Garden vine plants
by countrynaturals Today at 10:23 am

» De Jours 18 Radish
by countrynaturals Today at 9:37 am

» NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY - 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 9:18 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by countrynaturals Today at 9:17 am

» Planting egg plant
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:09 pm

» Sixth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:50 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:45 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:40 am

» garlic
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:30 am

» Plant-Based Diet
by sanderson 1/25/2020, 11:21 pm

» January & February 2020 - Northern and Central Midwest
by sanderson 1/25/2020, 11:18 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 1/25/2020, 6:09 pm

» Hey there, small, hot and composty
by plantoid 1/25/2020, 1:15 pm

» For The Organic Nerds in Dallas or Houston, Tx area. who want Fungal compost
by has55 1/25/2020, 3:15 am

» Eagle eggs ready to hatch in nest
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 11:35 pm

» SFG FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2020
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 11:34 pm

» Not new, but I've been away for a spell...
by CitizenKate 1/24/2020, 9:10 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing January to March 2020
by Kelejan 1/24/2020, 9:03 pm

» Brix tests for nutrition density
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 7:03 pm

» wheelbarrow
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 7:01 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by Scorpio Rising 1/24/2020, 6:42 pm

» Good day to you all .The name is Gord.
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 6:42 pm

» Soil Microorganisms
by sanderson 1/24/2020, 6:24 pm

» Diabetes Friendly Garden
by countrynaturals 1/24/2020, 4:59 pm

» Catalog season has begun!
by yolos 1/23/2020, 9:40 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/23/2020, 1:22 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomato leaf bug bites

Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  bigdogrock on 6/27/2016, 6:50 pm

I have been under the weather in a big way, just got back out to the garden. Everything looks really good to me. I did notice one tomato plant had a very few and very minor bug bites. Never seen this before, maybe because it is so minor and it grows into something worse. But, maybe some experienced eyes might see something I don't.

I don't understand the brown edge of this.
Tomato leaf bug bites Tomlea10




Just holes, no bugs, eggs, dots, etc, I even used a magnifying glass.  
Tomato leaf bug bites Tomlea11

Thanks for any feedback, Rock
bigdogrock
bigdogrock

Male Posts : 439
Join date : 2016-04-17
Location : NH

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  Ginger Blue on 6/28/2016, 3:22 pm

Ginger Blue
Ginger Blue

Female Posts : 276
Join date : 2016-06-02
Location : New Hampshire, Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/28/2016, 3:37 pm

I was thinking flea beetle for the tiny holes, too.  Altho the 1st photo made me think slugs. But now that I've enlarged it it looks more like leaf miners...or both.

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 63
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  bigdogrock on 6/28/2016, 6:14 pm

Thank you GB and CC. I looked again today and there was no change. If it was some kind of beetle, then I must have taken it out with the DE (food grade ) a few weeks ago. That stuff works so well for me. I have had only two new sprouts getting molested since I started using it, and both have made it.
Rock
bigdogrock
bigdogrock

Male Posts : 439
Join date : 2016-04-17
Location : NH

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/30/2016, 12:19 pm

@bigdogrock wrote:I don't understand the brown edge of this.
Tomato leaf bug bites Tomlea10
I agree with CC's first guess of slug (or snail) damage as being the first one. Instead of biting with mandibles or teeth, slugs and snails lick their food with a very rough tongue and scrape leaf bits off. If they sit on the leaf and scrape against the flat of it (rather than perpendicular to the edge) and don't eat all the way through, there can be scraped-up/only-partially-eaten leaf bits at the edges of the feeding holes. The damaged parts die and turn brown. Guess some slugs don't like to eat the leaf "crusts"... they just want the tasty green parts inside. Leafminers do the same thing - but live between the crusts. Old leafminer damage can look similar if the crusts dry out enough that they fall away, but I'd expect more interconnection between the damaged parts for leafminers.

(And I agree with both GB and CC as to the second photo likely showing flea-beetle damage.)
BeetlesPerSqFt
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1439
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a LF:5/11-FF:10/10

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  camprn on 6/30/2016, 9:19 pm

That looks like slug damage. Put out a few board traps and that should help take care of the problem.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Tomato leaf bug bites WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Tomato leaf bug bites Empty Re: Tomato leaf bug bites

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum