Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)-Honeylocust plant bug

Blepharidopterus (Diaphnocoris) chlorionis

Description and crop damage These small green plant bugs overwinter in the egg stage. As honeylocust buds expand, eggs hatch and nymphs feed on new growth. Adults can be found a month after nymphs first appear; they too feed on new growth. Feeding can cause stippling and growth distortion. Heavy feeding can cause defoliation. There is one generation per year.

Management-physical control

Nymphs can be knocked off leaves with a high-pressure spray of water.

Management-chemical control