ube also known as a purple yam or Dioscorea alata

Yams    Philippines

Something is eating the leave on my ube. I see pea-sized waste material around the plant but I have not seen any insects yet. I have checked several times during the day and at 8 pm but have found nothing.

Posted by: Doug (1 point) Doug
Posted: September 27, 2018

Kelsee Baranowski commented,
Doug, can you please upload a picture of the leaf damage? We might be able to identify the insect from the holes it made
almost 2 years ago.


If you see material like this it indicates a burrowing insect which could be a caterpillar or beetle larvae. The insect may be nocturnal and more active in the early morning. As Kelsee said, please upload an image

Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: October 18, 2018

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