Hibiscus beetles are small bugs that carry a big threat. They do not discriminate on what types of plants to feed on. In fact, they are classified as a pest to hundreds of different species and are one of the major players in causing monumental damage to crops each year.
Hibiscus beetles chew holes in both the flowers as well as the foliage of Hibiscus and related plants. Tattered foliage and flowers give a general look of poor health and stress the plants. They are especially common on roses, beans, grapes, and raspberries. They can devour most of the foliage on favoured plants like roses. Look for leaves that are “skeletonised” (only have veins remaining). This is a tell-tale sign
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