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Other Pests or Damage You May See—Bloom

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  • Darkling beetles
  • Flea beetles
  • Leafhoppers
  • Leafminer
  • Thrips

Names link to information on identification and management.

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Darkling beetle adult.
Darkling beetle adult
Identification tip: Adults vary from black or bluish black to rusty brown. Do not confuse with predatory ground beetles, which prey on various soil dwelling pests.
Tobacco flea beetle adult.
Flea beetle adult
Identification tip: The adult is small and shiny with enlarged hind legs. When disturbed it jumps like a flea.
Leaf stippling and marginal burn caused by southern garden leafhopper.
Leafhopper damage
Identification tip: Feeding can cause severe white stippling and yellowing of the leaves.
Adult leafminer feeding punctures (bottom) and mines (top).
Leafminer damage
Identification tip: A larva mines between the upper and lower leaf surfaces, creating winding white tunnels that widen as the larva grows.
Adult western flower thrips.
Thrips adult
Identification tip:
Minute, slender-bodied insects with two pairs of long, narrow wings, the margins of which are fringed with long hairs.

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