rosemary leaf suckers!

Asked May 22, 2020, 6:37 PM EDT

A long skinny critter (probably an insect, but too small for my phone camera!) is sucking the juices out of my rosemary plants, causing yellow dots on the leaves. Any ideas about what it might be? And what can I use to get rid of it on something I hope to eat? Thank you! Julie

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- aphids, whitefly, spittlebug, and four-lined plant bug are some insect pests that feed on rosemary. It's a bit early for spider mite feeding. Without a photo of the pest or feeding symptoms we cannot identify the pest. The yellow dots suggest a sucking insect pest that might requite an application of insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.