Certain insects, primarily beetles and certain caterpillars, have a very distinctive feeding habit that removes the leaf tissue between the veins. This results in a netted or "skeletonized" effect where all that is left is the thicker, tougher vein tissue.

Types of Insects

"Name That Bug Page"

Note: We have provided some general information and observations on this topic aimed at the home gardener. Before you take any serious action in your landscape, check with your state's land grant university's Cooperative Extension Service for the most current, appropriate, localized recommendations.

 

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