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Honeylocust > Leaves > Small, distorted leaflets

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  • Image: Honeylocust plant bug 1
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Honeylocust plant bug
Diaphnocoris chlorionis

  • Feeding causes distorted, undersized or stunted leaflets
  • Also causes stippled or mottled marks on leaves
  • Defoliation can occur when insect populations are high
  • Damage first noticeable in May and June
  • More information on Honeylocust plant bug
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  • Image: Honeylocust pod gall midge 1
  • Image: Honeylocust pod gall midge 2
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Honeylocust pod gall midge
Dasineura gleditschiae

  • Larvae feeding causes leaflet deformation and curling, forming podlike growths
  • Leaflets may drop prematurely
  • Leaflets may turn brown unseasonably early
  • Adults are small and fly-like; males are black, females have a red abdomen

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