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    07 / 17 / 2014

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I have noticed curious ruffled edges on some of the leaves on my bean plants but cannot find any bugs. It is only happening on the plants for dried beans & not on my regular green & yellow beans. Otherwise, plants are very healthy. Is this from birds? Let me know what you think. Thanks


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Compare with long-tail skipper. Their normal host plant is desmodium, but they will use our garden beans in a pinch. They’re a cool butterfly, and the damage is fairly insignificant, so… I leave them be.

    July 21st, 2014 at 9:49am

  • Meg Perry Registered says:

    I don’t think it’s slugs, snails or caterpillars as there is no evidence of them or their droppings. I’ve seen plenty of insect damage over the years but this is a new one. It looks like pieces of the edge is cut & then folded back almost like a kid’s craft project.

    July 19th, 2014 at 2:17pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    could be either slugs/snails or caterpillars

    July 19th, 2014 at 12:07pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Looks to me like something is eating it. Some creepy crawlies only come out at night.

    July 19th, 2014 at 9:59am

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