Capsid bugs can affect the appearance of plants by giving the foliage a tattered and distorted appearance and causing flower buds to abort. Apple capsid can cause corky growths to appear on fruits.
Scientific name: Various species, mainly Lygocoris pabulinus and Lygus rugulipennis and apple capsid, Plesiocoris rugicollis
Plants affected: Many, including apples, beans, Caryopteris, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Dahlia, Forsythia, Fuchsia, Hydrangea, Phygelius, potatoes, roses and Salvia
Main symptoms: Leaves develop with many small holes. Flowers may be distorted or absent
Most active: May-August
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