Rose pest?

Asked June 6, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT

What is eating my rose? Could you help me figure out what this is so that I can treat accordingly? The bug seen in the 2nd photo might be the culprit?

Ramsey County Minnesota roses horticulture

1 Response

My guess would be a leafcutter bees. Read here:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...
http://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2012/07/amazing-leaf-cutter-bees.html

The damage they cause is relatively minor and should be tolerated if possible, since this bee is a useful garden insect.