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What is eating my Raspberry leaves?

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I bought a number of raspberry canes this year and have had a good crop from them this summer. I've now cut back the old canes and there is plenty of new growth. But now the leaves on the new growth are being eaten - it looks like tiny little holes, which make the leaves look like lace.
What could be causing this? and how can I stop it?



Hi Ellie and welcome to GoY caterpillars are probably the culprit, I 'think' it is painted ladies that like raspberry leaves. I'd just leave them alone...

20 Sep, 2009


Thanks! Will this damage my crop next year if I leave it?

20 Sep, 2009


Shouldn't do those leaves will mostly drop later in the autumn and new ones will grow in spring.

20 Sep, 2009


Thanks! I'll just wait and see how thing go!!

29 Sep, 2009

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