Eggplant Lacebug - Vegetables

Eggplant lacebug damage

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This lacebug feeds on eggplant primarily but is also occasionally found on other members of the Solanaceae family- tomato, potato, etc. It is dark brown around the head and has lacey, well-veined wings.

Management: Monitor plants closely for signs of this insect if leaves become stippled. Apply ultra-fine horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to control damaging populations of this occasional pest. Be sure to direct the spray to the upper and lower leaf surfaces.


Eggplant lacbugs on eggplant leaf

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