Mirid Plant Bug
( Lygus sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Lygus sp.
(Hahn ,1833 )
Common Name:Mirid Plant Bug
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Family:Miridae
Genus:Lygus
Taxon Code:HET01065
ITIS/TSN:104978

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
San Joaquin Delta, San Joaquin Delta, ~17683 W Bacon Island Rd, Stockton
County:San Joaquin County
ECI Site#:CA39000000

RECOGNITION
Description
Adult: Body either mottled or solid color varying from pale green to reddish-brown or black with pale Y or V shape on scutellum; antennae and legs relatively long. Nymph: young nymphs are pale green and wingless or have tiny wing buds that grow with age; older nymphs take on more adult coloration and develop 5 black dorsal spots (2 pairs straddling the midline of the thorax, and 1 spot on the midline of the abdomen).
Diversity
31 Species in North America after some species were moved to Henrylygus and Nonlygus. More than 180 species worldwide.

BIOLOGY
Habitat
Fields, ground cover or low shrubs in deciduous woodlands.
Diversity
31 Species in North America after some species were moved to Henrylygus and Nonlygus. More than 180 species worldwide.
Active Period
Spring through fall.
Development
Overwinters as an adult under fallen leaves or other ground cover; one generation per year in the far north; several generations in the south.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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