Iris > 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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- Occur late June to early September
- Skeletonize leaves, i.e. chews tissue between veins, leaving foliage lace-like
- Up to almost 1/2 inch long; iridescent green with five white patches along the side of its body and two white patches on the tip of the abdomen
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- Ragged holes in foliage
- Appears suddenly, after sever weather
- Affects very local area only, sometimes individual plants show damage
- Plants outgrow damage, leaves produced after hail event are undamaged