Is something eating my Bougainvillea leaves?


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Hello,

I have planted a new Bougainvillea in the garden (about 50 cm tall) and have noticed that the a lot of leaves seem eaten.
I was wondering if it is some kind of pest, too much water (I water it daily), or something else.
Hope these pictures can help.

Thanks.
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Do you also see any "black dots" on leaves or stems?

Often, leaf loopers are the problem. They come out at night, or early morning to feed on bougainvillea leaves.

BT / Dipel (natural insecticides) can often be used to minimize, and hopefully, eradicate the issue.
 
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The edge of the leaves are nibbled by something, possibly a small caterpillar. If you don't see the insect during the day, you might be able to find and identify it if you go out after dark with a flashlight.

Also I recommend that you water deeply, but less frequently than every day.
 

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