greenbug. Photo credit: Alton A. SparksGreenbug Intermediate indicator graphic

Scientific name: Schizaphis graminum (Rondani)
(Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Facts: The greenbug is an aphid and is small, bright green with black leg tips, cornicles, antennae and eyes. These soft-bodied insects are about 1/12 inch long. Note the darker green stripe down the center of the body which serves as another identification aid. It has piercing-sucking mouthparts like all other aphids. Both winged and wingless forms occur.

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