Tarnished plant bug

Tarnished plant bug

Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States, Bugwood.org

  • Wide host range
  • Greenish yellow to brown bug (6 mm long) with varied markings
  • Nymphs are yellow-green with dark markings
  • Infest leaves, squares, bolls, flowers, cause seed/shoot damage, lint discolouration and delayed maturity
  • Adults spread in wind, especially in storms
  • Can develop resistance to pesticides

High priority pest of: Cotton, Production nurseries, Strawberries

Scientific name: Lygus lineolaris
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol