Gardening Know How Questions & Answers - https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

what is the black shiny beetle-type bug eating on my hibiscus?

The bug tends to creep on the underside of the leaves, creating holes in leaves. Today I noticed it was nested in a new bud waiting to open. What can I do to get rid of this bug?


1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "what is the black shiny beetle-type bug eating on my hibiscus?"

#1 Comment By Nikki On 07/05/2012 @ 8:38 am

It sounds like it may be thrips. This article will tell you more about them: [1]

We have been very pleased with our trials of using neem oil for killing these kinds of pests (and many others, should the pest in question be something different). It is safe for humans and pets, as well as beneficial bugs. You can learn more about it here: [2]


Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

URL to article: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/what-is-the-black-shiny-beatle-type-bug-eating-on-my-hibiscus/

URLs in this post:

[1] : https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm

[2] : https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardeningknowhow
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardenknowhow - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/gardenknowhow/

Copyright © 2019 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.