I planted my impatiens this week and the flowers and leaves are being eaten by either a bug or a mite. It appears to be a smooth edge. That's what makes me think it is not an animal. Thank you for any advice.
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I would venture to guess that either slugs or cutworms are the culprit in question. Neem oil may help with cutworms, as well as most other insect pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm