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    As basil is related to mint, could it be green mint leaf beetle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    As basil is related to mint, could it be green mint leaf beetle?

    Yes, I thought it was a flea beetle originally but they don't like basil so it could be this one.

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    If it is, then you need to get rid of them ASAP!
    Those things munched their way through my mint at a rate of knots like a lily beetle devours lilies!

    Rosemary beetle looks similar?...not got time to check...sorry!
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    Just checked!
    The rosemary beetle has purple and green stripes, so probably isn't that ?
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    If it's that small and it jumps it's almost certainly a flea beetle. There are several species of them. Some are metallic greenish and some like to eat basil.

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