Forsythia > Stems/branches > Spots or blotches on leaves
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Four-lined plant bug
- 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 one half inch long, yellowish to yellow green in color with four longitudinal black stripes on the wing covers
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Pseudomonas syringae pv syringae
- Brown spots with yellowish haloes on leaves
- Spots may enlarge or grow together causing the leaves to turn black and die
- Young shoots and stems may be black and wilted
- Flowers and flower buds turn black and wilt
- More information on Pseudomonas blight...