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True Bugs - Plant & Seed Bugs

order Hemiptera - suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)

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family Miridae (Plant Bugs)

Scarlet Plant Bug Lopidea sp.

Photo taken in Taylor County, August 2004

(Native of Texas)





family Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)

Red-shouldered Bug Jadera haematoloma

They feed on the flesh of seed (Chinaberry tree, Soapberry tree) and do no harm to the host plant.  these bugs quickly become infestations.  Most insecticides do not kill them.  The best control is to remove fallen berries.  Ducks work very well for this.  Often confused with the Boxelder Bug.

Photo taken in Taylor County, December 2005

(Native of Texas)


Make your own spray

1 gallon of water

2 tablespoon of a non-degreasing liquid dishwashing detergent soap

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (corn, soybean, peanut, sunflower)



bug on White Barbara's-buttons


family Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)

Scentless Plant Bug Harmostes reflexulus

Photo taken in Taylor County, April 2006

(Native of Texas)





family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)

Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

Photo taken in Taylor County, June 2004, August 2005

(Native of Texas)


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