Tarnished Plant Bug

tarnished plant bug Tarnished plant bug Senior only

Scientific name: Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois)
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

Facts: Adults are oval, flattened and about 1/4 inch long. They are coppery-brown with whitish-yellow markings. Nymphs are similar but smaller. Lygus bugs feed on a wide variety of plants including cotton and alfalfa. They are sometimes pests. There are several similatarnished plant bugr related species.

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