Are you ever curious when you come to the garden and find something has been chewing your plants? Tracy Hueppelsheuse, a fellow ACG gardener who also just happens to be an entomologist, shares these photos of a few afflicted plants and the insects that caused the damage.
In this photo, crucifer flea beetles are feeding on kale leaves. This is a common pest in our gardens. Both the beetle and larvae feed on the plant.
Here we see crucifer flea beetles feeding on radish leaves.
A helpful document by Tracy about local insect pests can be found on the Resources page of this website: www.abbotsfordcommunitygarden.com/reference/Pests-in-Our-Garden-Oct2013.pdf