plant bug


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Related to plant bug: Miridae, tarnished plant bug, Capsid bug

plant bug

n.
Any of numerous heteropteran insects of the family Miridae that feed on plant sap, many of which are agricultural pests.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plant bug - small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juicesplant bug - small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
capsid, mirid, mirid bug - a variety of leaf bug
lace bug - small bug having body and wings covered with a lacy network of raised lines
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Consequences of scavenging behaviour in a plant bug associated with a glandular plant.
This spring, the Del Mar College sophomore is part of a team using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to measure the populations of pests like the verde plant bug and cotton fleahopper and produce data that helps farmers maximize their crop yield.
Applications of Transform at or near bloom provide control resulting in a yield advantage approximately 75% of the time compared with other plant bug programs.
One type of lygus, the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris, is a particular problem for cotton growers in the Mid-South, while another type, the western tarnished plant bug, L.
He was granted an outstanding 2.9 million dollars for the now well-known PBI or Planetary Biodiversity ("Plant Bug") Inventory (http://research.anmh.org/pbi/) grant to study the systematics of the orthotyline and phyline Miridae of the world.
Likewise, the acute toxicity and sublethal effects of abamectin, acetamiprid, methoxyfenozide and spinosad were studied on the predaceous plant bug Deraeocoris brevis (Uhler) (Hemiptera: Miridae) [12].
It is almost certainly a type of capsid bug known as the Tarnished Plant Bug that leaves foliage tattered.
In 2003, both lines were more resistant to tarnished plant bug [Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois)] than the susceptible frego-bract check, but Arkot 9203-17 had significantly more damaged flowers than SG 105.
Possible Biocontrol Agent of Tarnish Plant Bug, Lygus Lineolaris
One of the best examples is the tarnished plant bug. It feeds on many crops, including the rapeseed from which canola oil is produced.
Boll damage by southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) caused on transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis cotton.