Crabapple, flowering (Malus)-Rose leafhopper

Includes Edwardsiana rosae

Pest description and damage Rose leafhoppers are small, active, whitish-green insects which run forward, sideways or backward when disturbed. The nymphs (immature) are white with red eyes. Rose leafhoppers feed on the leaves, causing white or pale blotches that resemble, but are larger than, spider mite stippling. Injured leaves may drop prematurely. The egg-laying in the fall also wounds the twigs, providing entry points for fungal pathogens. Cast skins are found on the underside of leaves. Leafhopper damage is mainly aesthetic, but occasionally severe enough to impact the health of the crabapple tree.

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Management-chemical control

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