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lace bug

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Any of various insects of the family Tingidae, having a lacelike pattern of ridges on the body and wings, and some of which are pests of ornamental trees and shrubs.

lace bug

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(Animals) a small bug of the family Tingidae, having a delicate pattern in the wing venation. They are plant feeders and include the thistle lace bugs (Tingis cardui and T. ampliata) and the rhododendron bug (Stephanitis rhododendri)
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Noun1.lace bug - small bug having body and wings covered with a lacy network of raised lineslace bug - small bug having body and wings covered with a lacy network of raised lines
leaf bug, plant bug - small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices
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Rachel Foster, the group's vice president, said that spraying insecticidal soap to combat azalea lace bugs is costly but necessary to protect the plants.
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When she discovered lace bugs on some of her azaleas, sire began using a fertilizer with a systemic insecticide.
And azaleas in bloom might look great at the front of your south-facing home, but if they were planted beneath some protection from the sun, they might not be constantly infested with lace bugs.
Find a leaf that has escaped cute caterpillars and homely bugs like mites, aphids, and inchworms; lace bugs, leafhoppers, and whiteflies; birch borers, leaf rollers, and weevils.
Encore Azaleas are also valued for their cold-hardiness, heat tolerance and resistance to lace bugs.
Tuliptree scale in magnolia is present in all stages of development during the winter in southern states (Donley & Burns 1971) and even though most insect species found in live oak were present in warmer months, lace bugs were present throughout the year in areas with mild winters like Florida (Dreistadt & Perry 2006) providing a continuous supply of honeydew to N.
Azaleas are susceptible primarily to lace bugs, azalea petal blight, leaf gall, and cold winter injury.
Eleven varieties of Encore Azaleas are resistant to lace bugs, a major landscaping pest, for eco-friendly pest control, according to a 2009 USDA study.