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Azalea/Rhododendron > Leaves > Holes in leaves or parts of leaves missing

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Azalea sawfly
Nematus lipvski

  • Chewed leaves and droppings on foliage in late May or June
  • Larvae feed on edge of leaves and work toward midrib, leaving only veins
  • Larvae are light green, smooth, slender and grow to 3/4 inch long
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Four-lined plant bug
Poecilocapsus lineatus

  • Small, round depressed spots which may be brown, black or translucent on leaves
  • Dead plant tissue may fall out causing a "shot hole" effect
  • Newly hatched nymphs are red with black wing pads and become yellowish green with a black stripe on each wing pad as they develop
  • Adults are 1/2 inch long, yellowish to yellow green in color with four longitudinal black stripes on the wing covers
  • More information on four-lined plant bug...

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