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Lygus lineolaris

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Lygus lineolaris

Tarnished Plant Bug
Lygus lineolaris on Trifolium.jpg
Binomial: Lygus lineolaris
Order: Hemiptera
Metamorphosis: simple
Diseases vectored: Some viral diseases

The Tarnished Plant Bug is a serious pest of both food crops and ornamentals, with a wide range of hosts and capable of causing considerable damage.


Symptoms and SignsEdit

Buds and terminal branches often become yellowed, wilted, or aborted due to heavy sap feeding.


Host plantsEdit

Affected genera include but are not limited to the following: