Bougainvillea Plants
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Who’s pooping on my bougainvillea?

Zone 90266 | Sbrackin added on August 22, 2016 | Answered

Hello! Some little critter is eating and, more annoyingly, pooping all over my bougainvillea! Only my bougainvillea is being attacked, not my roses or jasmine. Any thoughts on which bug it is...or rodent? Eek! Thanks!!!

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 23, 2016

It could be these guys (and they definitely poop all over leaves):

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/bougainvillea-loopers.htm

Mammals don't commonly eat bougainvillea, so it's unlikely to be rodents.

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