What bugs or pests leave holes in cannabis leaves?

by Nebula Haze

This is a list of insects and other pests that love to eat cannabis leaves. I’m constantly adding to the list so don’t hesitate to contact us if you see a bug or other creature that is not listed here.

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Caterpillars, Inch worms, and cabbage loopers

Caterpillars and inch worms can leave holes in your cannabis leaves



Crickets don't infest cannabis often, but they can chew small holes in your leaves, and mole crickets can tunnel under your plants



Example of grasshopper damage on a cannabis leaf

More grasshopper damage

Example of stem damage caused by a grasshopper on a cannabis plant


Slugs or snails

Slugs and snail damage on cannabis leaves looks like a bunch of bites were taken out of the leaf (which is what happened) often accompanied by a trail of slime


Still getting pictures but here are some more insects to look into:

  • Earwigs
  • Flea beetles
  • Painted Lady
  • Spotted Cucumber Beetle
  • Southern Corn Rootworm
  • Tree crickets


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