SYCAMORE LACE BUG FACTS
The Sycamore Lace Bug is a North American pest of plane trees (Sycamore trees) that has been introduced into Australia. It is a white bug with brown markings. The body has short spiky hairs around the perimeter. The bug has scalloped decorations on the back giving them the common name of lace bug. They usually walk rather than fly, although they can fly well. Nymphs are often found with adults - they are smaller with dark and light bands and feed on leaves near where the eggs were laid.
They feed mainly on Plane trees (Sycamore) - Planatus occidentalis and P. orientalis. Adults and nymphs feed on the underside of leave, causing stippling, chlorosis and premature leaf drop.
|Common Name:||Sycamore Lace Bug|