What's eating my beans, fennel...and well everything now!
Please help, some thing has been eating my runner and french beans and now has moved onto my fennel. I am new to gardening and these are all patio pot plants. At first, big chunks of leaves were being eaten and I thought this was just slug damage so I've set some beer traps and they seems to be working nicely with the slugs. However, things have got worse with whole stalks being chewed in half and any new small beans turn yellow and drop off. I spotted what I thought were a few spiders and I've found a picture of what looks similar certainly in colour and pattern (see below). If it is this type of spider could this be doing the damage? If not, what else could it be? A lady at work today suggested it could be vine weevels but googled these and I haven't noticed any insects that look like these. Please help! I would really appreciate any advice. Thankyou. ellie