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What's eating my Black eyed Suzy?

Morning everyone,

Over the last couple of days I have noticed circular shapes missing from the flowers on my Black eyed Suzy image

So, can anyone please tell me what is eating the flowers from the shape of the missing petals?

And, will spraying the plant with a general purpose insecticide help with this problem?






  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,216

    Hi Sheps. Those notches resemble the typical signs of leaf cutter bee damage. They usually do that to leaves - as their name suggests - but some will do it to flowers too. My roses were attacked last year but as I am a great bee lover and the damage didn't kill my roses I was perfectly happy. Had the notches been jagged and irregular I would have said adult vine weevil damage but they wouldn't have missed out on all the tempting leaves! Please don't spray image

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Thanks LB...that makes sense re the bees, I have checked the plant over and can't find any other bugs so I will not spray insecticide.


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