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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:42 am 
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Sound more like white fly to me.


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I just want to follow up on this. The white leafhoppers are all gone now. They were on everything from trees to shrubs. Apparently there was no damage from them. I have heard that they are damaging to oleanders, but I can't confirm that.

I'll have to remember those guys next year so I don't waste any time on them. They're just ugly.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:37 pm 
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Dchall,
Not to run this subject into the ground, but I found more information in the "Field Guide to Common Texas Insects" by Drees and Jackman, pages 65-67. We've already talked about the fact that there are many different types of leafhoppers. The one you were concerned about, the small white one who resembled a mealy bug (with all that white cottony stuff), may be a planthopper nymph. According to Drees and Jackman, they are most prevalent in the spring, which may explain why we are not seeing them anymore. The adults are about 5/16" long, vary in color from whitish to pale green, all the way to bluish gray to brown. The adults evidently don't produce the white cottony stuff, so they are not quite so obvious. Also, the adults have the same habit as the sharpshooters (which I have on my soft yucca)--they run around to the back side of the leaf when you are trying to get a good look at them.
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