written by Sarah F.
A client brought in some rose leaves with a stippled look. We deduced that the problem on the roses was thrips. There is some debate about whether the word thrip is used both as singular and plural – what a strange language we use. Florida Extension web page nailed it by saying
“Thrips — singular or plural — are a nuisance”
On the underside of a leaf we found stalked minute egg cases. They were the egg cases of lacewings and lacewings dine on thrips.
Follow the links for some more interesting reading on roses , thrips and lacewings: