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Beginner Flowers: Violets (the shy aromatics, NOT African)

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sue1740
Manhattan Beach, CA

May 28, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9141798

Have asked the local nursery but they do not know what is causing the leaves to curl up tightly and inside is tiny white oval things - the only remedy I have is to remove affected leaves - has to be checked constantly. Is anyone else dealing with this?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9141881

Maybe leafrollers? Some pictures would help.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9142220

You might check out this link for Viola midge gall. Scroll down to Viola odorata


http://www.bugsandweeds.co.uk/galls p2.html
sue1740
Manhattan Beach, CA

July 18, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9210764

Thank you for the responses. I will check out the midge gall and here are pictures of the curled leaves and one of them uncurled to show the white dots - there were also black smaller dots today, which I had not seen before...

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9211058

It is hard to see the second pic. but I think we are on the right track with midge gall and leaf rollers. The black dots may well be droppings from rollers.

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