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I recently asked a question about curling leaves on my fuchias and was asked to send a photo. Sorry for the delay but here it is.




Afraid it does look rather like gall mite but not (yet) a serious attack. To be on the safe side you should remove all the affected shoots and burn them. When I did this it didn't recur -so far so good!.

8 Sep, 2017


Oh dear! I'll do as you say - thanks again for your advice.

8 Sep, 2017


I think it's capsid bugs. Mine get like that but if you wait for new growth it will be fine.

8 Sep, 2017


Gosh Hywel do you really? That's brilliant news. How can you be sure - can you find the bugs under the leaves?

8 Sep, 2017


I never see them but they leave their mark. It happens every year to a few fuchsias but this year has been bad. The bugs usually come early in the year but the deformed leaves last the whole season so I usually cut them off.

The bugs in cuckoo spit can cause this distortion also.

9 Sep, 2017


So how do you tell capsid and gall mite damage apart?

9 Sep, 2017


I've never seen gall mite but I get capsid bug damage every year.

Capsid bug damage :-

Gall mite damage :-

9 Sep, 2017

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