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  • whats eating my aubergine leaves

    can anyone help me identify whats eating my aubergine leaves. At this rate the plant is going to die.


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    Have you checked under the leaves for tiny caterpillars,if none it might be snails,could you have a look with a torch when it’s dark? I did two snail hunts last night,they all come out in the rain,our neighbour always seems to open their bathroom window when I go out there & I’m staring at my plants with a torch

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    • #3
      I'd say it's probably slug or snail damage. Little ones, based on the hole size.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jungle Jane View Post
        Have you checked under the leaves for tiny caterpillars,if none it might be snails,could you have a look with a torch when it’s dark? I did two snail hunts last night,they all come out in the rain,our neighbour always seems to open their bathroom window when I go out there & I’m staring at my plants with a torch
        haha, I'll give it ago tonight but can snails climb that high without leaving a snail trail?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sim2500 View Post

          haha, I'll give it ago tonight but can snails climb that high without leaving a snail trail?
          I find snails usually don't leave a trail at all. Snail mucus is less sticky than slug mucus (as you can tell if you handle them), so that may be why.
          Even slugs sometimes don't leave a trail, especially on wet surfaces, so just because you don't see a slime trail, you shouldn't immediately rule out slugs and snails.

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          • #6
            There’s no slime trails on my lettuce,I think they stop leaving a trail because you can follow it & catch them the sneaky things,I caught four snails near the lettuce area last night,there was about thirty snails out there

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            • #7
              I agree that slugs and snails love aubergines (the leaves and the aubergines themselves). So do aphids. They always attack mine later in the Summer.

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