Buddleia leaves eaten

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  • #57614

    Dalriadan
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    What eats the leaves of the Buddleia? I trimmed our rather large Buddleia during the winter and the new leaf growth now resembles pieces of lace.

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  • #57626

    LeslieD
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    let us know how it works. I prefer a natural solution too.

    #57623

    Dalriadan
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    After having done some research, I’m going to try a mixture of Pyrethrum and Neem Oil for an initial spray and then Neem Oil spray either fortnightly or 3 weekly.

    While Cleopus japonicus isn’t specifically mentioned, Neem Oil does have a detrimental effect on a number of different weevils. Certainly worth a try for a natural remedy. Also the sprinkling of Neem granules around the drip line.

    #57619

    Jacqui
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    Plenty of information and suggested remedies if you click on this link. Cleopus japonicas – the buddleia weevil

    https://www.monarch.org.nz/forums/topic-tag/cleopus-japonicas/

    #57618

    Dalriadan
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    I wonder if Neem Oil will sort them?

    #57617

    LeslieD
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    have a look at the leaves and see if there are any little jelly like green blobs on them. Its a weevil I believe. I just sprayed my buddleias with maverick. Once the maverick is dry apparently it is safe for other insects.

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