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Root Rots Above-ground symptoms of root rot include leaf yellowing (oldest leaves first), leaf drop and wilting. Depending on how extensively the roots are affected, the plant may appear generally unhealthy for an extended period of time, or wilt suddenly and die.

Thrips are very small, yellow, brown or black, slender insects ranging from 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length. Depending on the species, thrips feed on fully expanded leaves, young tissue in the bud, flowers, and/or small fruit. Infested leaves dry out and have a stippled or silver-flecked appearance.

Adults of the citrus leafminer are tiny moths that hide within the canopy during the day and emerge at night to lay eggs individually on young, expanding leaf flushes. The egg first appears as a tiny dew drop, usually alongside the mid-vein on the underside of an unexpanded leaf.

The Sri Lanka weevil is similar in appearance to the native insect known as the little leaf notcher. Both are pest insects and do similar damage, but the Sri Lanka weevil usually is much more destructive. The adults of both weevils feed on leaves notching the edges or margins.

The Sri Lanka weevil is similar in appearance to the native insect known as the little leaf notcher. Both are pest insects and do similar damage, but the Sri Lanka weevil usually is much more destructive. The adults of both weevils feed on leaves notching the edges or margins.

Sooty mold is a fungus that appears as a black coating on the surface of leaves, fruits, twigs and branches of many deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. This fungus does not penetrate into the leaf tissue, but exists as a thin layer on the leaf and plant parts.

Lovebugs are small black flies with red thoraxes. Two flights occur each year. The spring flight occurs during late April and May. A second flight occurs during late August and September. Flights extend over periods of 4 to 5 weeks.