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Dahlia petals being cut/eaten

This morning I noticed some of the petals on my Dahlia's have been cut or eaten. I've looked at pictures of petals eaten by earwigs that seem a bit 'ragged' but these look more like they've been cut, rather like a 'leaf-cutter' bee (or something like it), has anyone any ideas to what might be causing this?  Thanks in advance.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    I know earwigs love them @colinmorris57, so it's most likely to be that. Little b*****s  ;)
    Leaf cutter bees don't cut flowers - just foliage. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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