Plant Bugs and Lacebugs

ENTFACT-419: Plant Bugs and Lacebugs  |  Download PDF

by Brian Skinnell and Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Entomology
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Plant bugs and lacebugs use their sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. Damage ranges from many small white spots on the leaves to distortion or destruction of plant tissue, depending on the pest and host plant. Some feed on many different types of plants while others feed only on a narrow range or single species.