Sycamore Lace Bug - Plane Trees
What is damaging the leaves of my Plane Tree?
The Sycamore lace bug (SLB) is native to
Foliar damage resembles that seen by other lace bugs, including the common azalea lace bug, as it feeds on the undersides of leaves. Typical foliar damage caused by the Sycamore Lace Bug includes bronzing of the leaves, premature leaf drop and defoliation, which occurs later in the growing season when unaffected London Plane Trees would normally have a full canopy.
Such damage to plane trees in
Adults are white in colour and about 3 mm long.
Preventative and curative control is possible with tree injection methods used by Naturally Trees. Injectable tree insecticide is the only trunk injectable insecticide available for use in
Sycamore lace bug is related to aphids, cicadas and psyllids and is highly susceptible to tree injection methods.
Tree injection is locked within the tree and therefore has no environmental impact compared with other methods such as soil injection or canopy spraying.
If you require any further information please call Naturally Trees on 9970 6332 or 0417 250 420.
Sycamore lace bug damage and adult insect.