Question by  JohnnyUniteUs (174)

What are some insects that eat Japanese Red Maple leaves?


Answer by  GottaLottaPets (79)

Yes, aphids are one of the more common pests seen on Japanese Red Maple leaves. A bad infestation can cause the leaves to actually fall off. The tree usually recovers.


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

Thankfully, they aren't affected by a lot of the more common insects trees typically deal with. Spider mites and Cotton Scale are the two types of insects to worry about with Japanese Red Maples. Aphids may be present but usually don't do much damage and are easily controlled. Slugs and snails aren't technically insects but they also eat the leaves.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

There are not many. Aphids might be found on new growth, which they feed on. You may find spider mites, which suck the leaf juices and are found under the leaves. Slugs or snails will feed on the leaves also. You will have to look for them at night when they feed, not during the day.


Answer by  olive49 (424)

Most insects tend to leave the Japanese Red Maple tree alone, however it will attract aphids and Japenese beetles. These can be prevented by setting beetle traps away from the tree or introducing ladybugs, a natural predator of aphids.


Answer by  slcjke (13)

The Japanese Red Maple leave tree can be eaten and destroyed by the Japanese beetle if they are able to eat enough of the leaves.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well a lot of insects eat these leaves. These include velvet ants as well as lady bugs. Caterpillars also resort to leaves. If you want to protect these leaves, apply a net over them.

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