The fly lays its eggs in the leaf and the larvae feed their way through the leaves … Usually these animals inject saliva for the external digestion of the … These are generally more of a pest outdoors, but they can follow your plants inside. Springtail damage Acording to Hemp Diseases and Pests, springtails such as the garden springtail, bourletiella hortensis "causes stippling of leaves, much like spider mites." Blistering of Young Leaves From a short distance, the infested boxwood appears unhealthy with a dingy silvery color. This causes the leaf to appear stippled with minute white spots. Later, these small spots merge and the leaves turn yellow. Another very recognisable damage to the leaves are the little brown or black specks of feces on the leaves. Stippling damage is caused by the piercing and sucking action of hemipterans and mites. Boxwood Psyllid. Clarke, D.P. Watson, 2000. Later today I hope to have pics up. Damage appears on new terminal leaves in spring; white wax. Lace bug adults and nymphs feed on the underside of leaves by sucking fluids from plants' photosynthetic tissues. Heavily infested plants become unsightly and vitality is reduced. Leaf Stippling (tiny spots) Fine stippling (pattern of tiny white/yellow dots) of leaves early in season, followed by general grayish, dingy, unhealthy appearance. Many pests of the garden hide in plant debris. This causes pale stippling and bleaching that can become very obvious on the upper leaf surface by mid to late summer. Leafminers are the larvae of small black flies. Boxwood mites prefer feeding on young leaves, but damage is most obvious on second- and third-year leaves. Sometimes a spot on a leaf or berry can be caused by an insect or a biological plant pathogen, such as a fungus or bacteria, and other times the spot can be produced by human or environmental factors. Cupped Leaves. High winds and heavy rains can drive lace bugs to lower leaves, so the stippling damage may be heaviest in the lower canopy. DAMAGE. Damage or disorders of grapevines can arise from a wide array of causal factors. The damage done to the leaves by the sucking, scraping and piercing can be detected as the characteristic damage of silvery shining areas, the silvery leaf stippling, scarring and leaf distortion. If only one surface of the leaf is affected resulting in a more or less transparent ‘window’, we talk about window feeding. Symptoms/Damage. Boxwood Mite. During feeding, they inject toxic saliva, which results in stippling (tiny, yellow scratch-like spots) forming on the leaf’s upper surface. Cleaning up refuse around the property limits the hiding spaces for many insects. Stippling appears as whitish dots on the leaf upperside due to the cell contents, including the green chlorophyll, being removed by the lacebug or leafhoppers on the underside. 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