Got me? Last year though I had problems with earwigs amongst other bugs eating my basil so I crushed up a couple hot peppers and put them in a big jar of water, let it sit out in the sun for a day...strained and added a drop of 'vegan' dish soap and sprayed...took care of it...but if it's in an AP system you might not want to spray any oils or soaps (or look up some of the threads for using precautionary measures when doing so). If he's not eating the basil, I'd let it be...
Maybe someone else could identify the little guy?
Usually, I notice damage or droppings first and then look for the pest(s). If it is a pest, there should be damage of some sort.
Yes, something is eating my basil a little bit. When I observed the damage, I caught this guy on the plant. I suspect it was him. The basil is fine, but I don't like to share too much with the bugs.
I have sprayed a mixture of black strap molasses with water and a touch of dish soap on the leaves before. Would this help?
I know we need to be careful what we treat the plants with as it will directly affect the fish. I'm just curious what others use to keep pests at a minimum.
What form of calcium do you use?
Spotted cucumber beetle: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Spotted_Cucumber...
this is what I use: