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What is causing these cut to roses leaves

Something eating my roses leaves and making these cuts. What is it? How to stop it? Checked leaves there is no insects either side. 

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  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 179

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,545
    Could be leafcutter bees which are harmless so nothing to worry about as long as your rose is otherwise healthy.   
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • OmoriOmori North YorkshirePosts: 1,659
    Yes leafcutter bees, nothing to worry about.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,102
    In fact ... leaf cutter bees are lovely things to be having in your garden ... https://www.buzzaboutbees.net/leafcutter-bee.html
    i love to watch them carrying the pieces of leaf back to their nests. 
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  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 179
    @Dovefromabove, @Omori, @Obelixx. Thank you. Relieved to know. Good job I didn't go for any spray route. Happy leafcutter bees, happy plant and happy me. Plants otherwise growing and look healthy. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,545
    Good.  Best to avoid spraying if you can as it also gets the good guys who'll eat any pests.  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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