Dogwood (Cornus)-Rose leafhopper

Edwardsiana rosae and other leafhoppers

Pest description and damage Rose leafhoppers are small, active, whitish-green insects that run backward, forward or sideways 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 can be found on the underside of leaves. Leafhopper damage is mainly aesthetic but occasionally can be serious.

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