Pest Type: Insect
Damage to Plant: Leaves lose color and are speckled or blotched. Plants decrease in vigor and bloom poorly.
Various species of these true bugs are found in all parts of the country. Both the whitish, 1/8-inch-long, lacy winged adults and the darker, wingless nymphs, suck sap from leaf undersides. Despite their wings, adult lace bugs seldom fly; they have a slow sideways movement. Sometimes called lacewings.
Life Cycle: Adults insert egg clusters into leaf veins or cement them to leaves. Some species overwinter as eggs, others as adults. There are several generations a year.