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Sycamore Lace Bug

While visiting the Genoa Friendship Garden in Harris County Precinct 2, I came across a sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) that was dropping its leaves. Upon closer inspection, there were groups of sycamore lace bugs (Corythucha ciliata) on the underside of the foliage. The sycamore lace bug is a native North American insect that feeds on sycamore trees. It feeds on the underside of the leaves initially causing a white to silvery stippling that can lead to chlorotic or bronzed foliage followed by premature leaf drop. A single occurrence should… Read More →