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Glassy-winged mirid bug

Hyaliodes vitripennis (Say)
Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae

The adult is similar to the tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris), but with a more elongated head and has translucent wings (A) crossed with two black lines at an angle; also, without the cream-colored scutellum seen in L. lineolaris. The antennae are striped. The nymph is green with a red banana-shaped process at the end of its abdomen (B).

Note: These bugs are less sensitive to certain organophosphate insecticides, such as those used against the apple maggot.

Status

The nymphs and adults are predators of various insects such as aphids, caterpillars, psylla, and both phytophagous and predacious mites.

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