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A small plant-eating bug that has a raised net-like pattern on the wings and upper surface.
- ‘Look for cast nymphal skins, black colored nymphs, adult lace bugs with clear ‘lace-like’ wings and excrement on the underside of the leaves during late July through mid-August.’
- ‘When natural enemies are present, lace bugs generally cause little damage to the plant.’
- ‘Routinely check azaleas for lace bugs, and initiate treatments if significant numbers are detected.’
- ‘As a result of their feeding on the underside of the leaf, most people do not see lace bugs until damage is visible.’
- ‘At least 17 species of lace bugs cause damage to ornamental trees and shrubs in the United States.’
- ‘Repeated applications of some insecticides may be needed to control lace bugs effectively.’
- ‘The walnut lace bug feeds almost exclusively on black walnut and is found throughout the range of black walnut.’
- ‘There are several generations of lace bugs each year, so they keep attacking the plant.’
- ‘Sycamore lace bugs attack sycamore primarily, but they may also infest ash, hickory, and mulberry.’
- ‘If populations are low, a high-pressure garden hose can be used to wash the lace bugs off the plant.’
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