The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests.
One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”
It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. The current heat adds an additional component to the problem … many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.
There are a couple of indicators of the type of pest problem you may have.