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Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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31 Dec 18 Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
Any ideas how to get rid of a little insect on eggplants leaves. We think it’s hibiscus beetle. Sue
05 Jan 19 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Are they eating the leaves? If a grub find a spray from a nursery or look up internet for an organic spray. I had a weird little grub eat my egg plant leaves- I used a spray from the Men's Shed - don't know it name - used for cucumber fly.
11 Jan 19 Sue brumby (Australia - temperate climate)
Theyre beetle like insects and make tiny holes in the leaf. Sometimes there’s almost no leaf left. The plant looks very sick and can die
21 Jan 19 Sharen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Sue, I’ve had a similar problem. Have you tried soapy water? 1 tblsp dish washing liquid to 5 litres water or look up a recipe for chilli and garlic spray. I also noticed leaf hoppers around at the same time. I use the same spray. Good luck.
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