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KiheiFigLover

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Can I get an ID on these small beetle-like bugs that are eating my fig leaves? I live in Hawaii and a couple weeks ago these bugs showed up in a swarm. I sprayed neem twice and they keep coming back. I use a bug zapper a night and it kills some. Those that do not go towards the light and flock on my house are vacuumed up with a shop vac. They are now moving on to my citrus leaves. Please help.
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I have never seen this insect before, but I wonder how it would like a sprinkling of chili powder on the leaves.
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Try spraying the ground with a Bifen or permithrin, spelling?
I had a rather mild infestation and just sprayed under the trees.
They started on Apple, then persimmon and finally figs.
After 2 applications before and after rain the leaves are growing again. You can crush the beetles at night by hand on the plants.
Might want to wear gloves and headlight.

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