Poplar (Populus)-Rose leafhopper

Includes Edwardsiana rosae

Pest description and damage Rose leafhoppers are small, active, whitish-green insects which run forward, backward 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 canes, providing entry points for fungal pathogens. Cast skins can be found on the undersides of leaves. Leafhopper damage is mainly aesthetic.

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