Need help with leaf-eating bugs (pics)
Okay so I walk out to my small vegetable garden this morning, and I immediately notice 2 things:
1) All of my plants (except the tomatoes) have had something eating their leaves.
2) There are LOTS of these little multi-coloured flies around.
Basically what I'm wondering is what typically causes this sort of leaf damage, and are these bugs the culprit? I can see no eggs under the leaves, nothing else really flying around except for a significant amount of little flies.
Here are some photos:
The bugs (these are only about 3mm long - very small!)
They've really done a number on the new growth on my basil plant as well. This is my first garden ever, please tell me everything is okay!