Definition of lace bug in English:

lace bug

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noun

  • A small plant-eating bug that has a raised net-like pattern on the wings and upper surface.
    • Family Tingidae, suborder Heteroptera: several genera
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    • 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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