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What ate my banana tree leaves?

Posted by bughater 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 1:09

Funny, I thought the didn't have any pests. This ice cream banana tree is still in a pot recovering from the winter. A new leaf unfurled to show these bit marks. Any ideas?

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RE: What ate my banana tree leaves?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 10:03

A caterpillar of some kind ate through the leaf while it was still rolled up, young, and tender. Most insects probably don't like the mature leaves because they are much tougher.

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