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Chrysanthemum > Holes in leaves

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  • Occurs spring and summer
  • Chews ragged, irregular shaped holes in leaves that cross the veins
  • Soft-bodied, brownish, up to two or more inches long; snails without shells
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Deer, rabbit and other animal damage

  • All or large sections of leaves are cut off and missing, leaving only a stem or petiole (leaf stalk)
  • Flowers or flower buds cut off and missing
  • Animal foot prints or droppings near plant
  • Often happens suddenly, overnight
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