A small plant-eating bug that has a raised netlike pattern on the wings and upper surface.
- If populations are low, a high-pressure garden hose can be used to wash the lace bugs off the plant.
- At least 17 species of lace bugs cause damage to ornamental trees and shrubs in the United States.
- Routinely check azaleas for lace bugs, and initiate treatments if significant numbers are detected.
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