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    Does anyone know what is eating my chilli leaves? I have a variety of chillis- not sure what as they were a 'mixed bag' but the leaves are littered with pin prick holes. At the top of the plant as well as the bottom. They only appeared after the flowers started growing if that's any help.

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    My Sweet Peppers and some of my Toms have small holes in the leaves....I found it was Caterpillers...really teeny breen ones underneath and they have a habit of dropping themselves off the leaf on a length of silk when you start looking for them! I think they are from a Moth.
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    I also have holes in all my chilli leaves this year on close inspection there caused by a tiny green caterpillar about 1cm long...I've been having fun squishing them. I don't think they'll cause any damage to the chilli's them self's...they just make the plant look naff.

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    Me too! Have them on my toms and chillies

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    I thought it was slugs and snails. Must go on a caterpillar hunt tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginger ninger View Post
    I also have holes in all my chilli leaves this year on close inspection there caused by a tiny green caterpillar about 1cm long...I've been having fun squishing them. I don't think they'll cause any damage to the chilli's them self's...they just make the plant look naff.
    I have them on my chillies leaves, squished them with hands but still they ate a lot, what they are called and any remedy....
    Last edited by falkon; 05-08-2010 at 07:01 AM.

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