Eggplant lace bug

Class: Insects

Common Name

Eggplant lace bug

Scientific name

Gargaphia solani

Potential Hosts

Eggplant, tomato, potato, and cotton

Who am I?

Eggplant lace bug is a sap-sucking insect that feeds on the underside of leaves and is considered to be a minor pest. Severely infested leaves exhibit an all over bronze, yellowish color with tiny dots and scratches can be seeing on the front side of leaves. Infested leaves may eventually drop.

Control measures


Monitor: It is easier and more cost effective to overcome eggplant lace bug in the initial stage of infestation, such as during the nymphal stage. Routinely monitor the field regularly and search plants for the presence of eggplant lace bugs.

Conventional (chemical)

The following insecticides used in one or more parts of the world: Dimethoate, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, and imidacloprid.


Mineral oil and neem oil can be applied.

Note: In order for the spraying application to be successful, spray with a high volume of solution, making sure the underside of leaves get a decent amount of the material.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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