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small black bugs eating my ping pong leaves

my ping pong leaves are full of holes 


  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,738
    Are you talking about one of the gomphrenas or one of the alliums? A photo of the plant and of the insects would help, as would an indication of where you are gardening. Using the word bugs suggests you’re American.
  • thank you for your reply, you will have to forgive me as I am very new to gardening
    I live in Somerset I think they are  alliums, sorry I do not own a camera at this time 
    so can not help at this time, the insects are small black flies, they eat the leaves of the plant and leave small holes about 1/8 inch   
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