Tree Squad gets rid of Honeylocust Plant Bugs

Honeylocust Plant Bug

Honeylocust (Gledistia tricanthos) all varieties; Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) all varieties

What you will see:

  • Yellowish white spots “stippling” on leaves
  • Large brown areas on leaf
  • Leaf drop and/or deformation of the leaf
  • Small black spots on bottom side of leaf
  • Very active green nymphs in May

Life cycle:

  • Eggs overwinter in twigs and branches
  • Eggs hatch shortly after the buds open in the spring
  • Nymphs feed for the next 3-4 weeks until they mature
  • Adults mate and lay eggs which hatch the following spring

Cultural practices:

  • Increase nectar sources for predators by planting flowering plants nearby
  • Fertilize according to Arborist recommendation
  • Mulch with POM® if recommended by Arborist

Chemical practices:

  • Honeylocust plant bug is susceptible to both systemic and topical insecticides