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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Yesterday I found these "chewed marks" on my Van Burren. I know that crotons can get "the new scale", white flies and thrips. These are sucking insects. It was my impression that chewing insects avoid crotons.

    Looking at the chew patterns, I would guess this was done by a snail. Has anyone had a situation with snails dining on their crotons. Not any other leaf on the plant or the adjacent crotons had any "chew marks".

    Seems kind of bizarre? :confused:
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Both Lubbers and Snails eat Crotons and just because it's cold, don't think that Lubbers are gone. I've killed two in the past week.
     

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