Caption: Azalea lace bug (Stephanitis pyrioides) with delicate clear wings. S. pyrioides is a destructive pest of azaleas, especially evergreen types. The adult female lays groups of eggs on the under side of the leaf near the main vein. The eggs are partially inserted into the leaf tissue. Injury to the plants is caused by nymphs and adults extracting sap from the leaves.
Magnification*: x4
Type: SEM
Copyright 2002 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 21281A,11.01.02,agricultural disease,agricultural pest,azelea lace bug,insect,insects,invertebrate,invertebrates,lace bug,lace wing,Stephantis pyrioides,SEM