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Garden Pests and Diseases: What's this? Is it eating my lantana?

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suzq232
The Colony, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #5338912

My lantana flowers are stunted and leaves are turning brittle and white then dying.

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ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5340099

I answered you over on insects and bugs...lantana lace bug. They are sucking the juice from the cells of the leaves, along with the chlorophyll. An enzyme they inject to help digest also discolors the leaves.

There are poisons to control this insect, but they are also toxic to the butterflies that visit the lantana flowers. So, after fighting this for two years by cutting back the lantana and letting it regrow, only to have the lace bugs return, I pulled it.

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