Poecilocapsus lineatus

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Poecilocapsus lineatus

Fourlined Plant Bug
Type: Insect
Binomial: Poecilocapsus lineatus
Family: Miridae
Order: Hemiptera
Metamorphosis: Simple
Generations per year: One

The Fourlined Plant Bug is a pest of many food crops and ornamental species, capable of causing serious damage if infestations are heavy.


The adult has a unique appearance, with yellow and black striped along its back.

Symptoms and Signs[edit]

Foliar spotting, blotching, distortion, and leaf drop.


Host plants[edit]