Asked January 26, 2018, 9:55 AM EST

For the last several years we have had an influx of this time of bug on and around our sunburst locust. Do you know what bug this is and is it part of the reason our branches keep dying off and dropping from out locust?

Johnson County Kansas

1 Response

There is a plant bug/leafhopper complex that can attack honeylocusts but this insect doesn't look like either. See http://hnr.k-state.edu/extension/info-center/common-pest-problems/common-pest-problem-new/Plant%20Bu... Also see http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/insect-and-mite-pests-of-honeylocust-5-571/
If the damage occurs next year, take a sample into your County Extension office in
Olathe for a diagnosis. See http://www.johnson.k-state.edu/