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Mullein plant bug

Campylomma verbasci (Meyer)
Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae

Adult is grayish green with black spots on the legs (A). The nymph (B) resembles an apple aphid or a white apple leafhopper and is solitary, very mobile and lacks cornicles.

Note: these bugs are sensitive to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides.

Status

Regarded mainly as a pest in ON, NY and New England; however, in varieties and growing conditions where nymph hatch does not correspond with the occurrence of a susceptible fruit stage, mullein plant bug is regarded as a predator of phytophagous mites, eggs and aphids.

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