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 Signs[edit]

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


Host plants[edit]

Affected genera include but are not limited to the following: