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Name: Lacebug

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hemiptera

Suborder: Heteroptera

Infraorder: Cimicomorpha

Family: Tingidae


Lace bugs might be found on the underside of leaves of herbaceous plants, and trees and shrubs.


They suck the juices from hosting leaves. Although Lace bugs can be found feeding on flower plants and shrubs, the most likely victims of are azaleas growing in sunny spots.

Method of Travel:

Jumping, Flying


  • Plants under stress make the tastiest meal for Lace bugs. Ensure your plants can shrug off minor lace bug attacks by keeping them healthy.

Steps to control:

  • Dappled shade or morning sun, regular irrigation and a 3-inch layer of organic mulch keep plants protected from pests.
  • Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down Indoor and Plant Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.