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Honeylocust Plant Bug Damage

A leaf-feeding insect that exclusively attacks honeylocusts. It easily escapes detection because the color of the nymph and adult closely matches that of new plant growth. If the infestation is extensive, complete defoliation can occur. Both the nymph and adult feed on the foliage of the plant, although the most serious damage is caused by the nymph, early in the season. Damage includes severe leaf distortion, discoloration and dwarfed leaflets. Severe defoliation weakens the tree and increases its susceptibility to invasion by secondary insect and disease pests. Complete defoliation of the host plant is possible. Spray treatments are very effective if done at proper time (late May – early June.)

Honeylocust Plant Bug