Can anyone tell me what this pest could be?

(3 Posts)
RubbishMantra Thu 14-Jul-16 16:51:35

It goes for the light pink and yellow roses. It looks like a tiny black beetle, and about the size of a flea.

They've been munching holes in the rose buds, and causing them to grow deformed.

And any idea of how to get rid of them? I've been spraying them with pesticide specifically for roses, but I can't seem to get rid of the little pests!

NanTheWiser Thu 14-Jul-16 17:05:17

Possibly pollen beetles? www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=799 - do you have fields nearby?

RubbishMantra Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:16

That was my first thought, but pollen beetles apparently don't cause damage, do they?

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