Help identifying insect

Old 05-31-23, 08:00 AM
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Help identifying insect

Something has been attacking our rhododendrons and (to a lesser extent) azaleas. I can't see it but it leaves fine thread-like lines on the plant. It destroys entire branches, leaving them bare or with brown, shriveled leaves. Any help will be appreciated. Here's a photo:


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Old 05-31-23, 08:15 AM
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It's hard to identify an insect without you having seen the insect. You can search for "azalea pests" and find a lot of information. Here is one link that might help.
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Put a sheet of white paper under the leafs in various places and...... tap/shake/jostle the leafs to see what falls down....

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