Caption: Azalea lace bug head, proboscis and delicate clear wings (Stephanitis pyrioides). 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*: x16
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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