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Bougainvillea Loopers

Disclisioprocta stellata

Plants Affected
  • Bougainvillea – any species
How They Eat
  • Chewing
Signs & Symptoms
  • Edges of plants chewed in rounded patterns; heavy infestations defoliate plants

  • Frass left on foliage

How to Fix the Problem
  • Greatest activity October through April

  • Hide under debris during the day and climb up plant at night

  • Treat with Dipel (bacterial based insecticide)