paul has a new video  

 



visit the thread.

see the DVDs.

  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

What insects eat elderberry leaves?  RSS feed

 
Ghislaine de Lessines
Posts: 208
Location: Vermont, annual average precipitation is 39.87 Inches
9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
One of my elderberry plants was nearly denuded but here's a picture of one that might show the damage better:

I was surprised that the damage was worse lower to the ground rather than up high like Japanese beatles have a habit of doing.
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 6030
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
399
bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Grasshoppers? That is what those chomps look like to me. Ours gets eaten a bit but that doesn't effect its growth or ability to produce berries. We have a hedge of it and it is maybe more of a wild variety...I'm not sure how it got where it is...It sprouts like crazy from the roots.
I guess, you would see grasshoppers in the daytime though............do you think it's happening over night?
 
Ghislaine de Lessines
Posts: 208
Location: Vermont, annual average precipitation is 39.87 Inches
9
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The plants are down by the pond so I don't go down there all that often. We certainly have plenty of grasshoppers around so that's definitely a possibility. I should toss a few grasshoppers to the ducks to see if the ducks eat them. Maybe I just haven't been letting them get down to the pond often enough!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!