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Hemiptera

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  • Hemiptera
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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on a cherry.
TitleAdult
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on a cherry.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on a cherry.
AdultHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on a cherry.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
TitleAdult
CaptionLeptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
Copyright©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
AdultLeptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Euschistus heros (stink bug); dorsal view of adult. Museum set specimen. Collected from Paraguay, Alto. October 21, 1989.
TitleDorsal view of adult
CaptionEuschistus heros (stink bug); dorsal view of adult. Museum set specimen. Collected from Paraguay, Alto. October 21, 1989.
Copyright©Natasha Wright/Florida Department of Agriculture &Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Euschistus heros (stink bug); dorsal view of adult. Museum set specimen. Collected from Paraguay, Alto. October 21, 1989.
Dorsal view of adultEuschistus heros (stink bug); dorsal view of adult. Museum set specimen. Collected from Paraguay, Alto. October 21, 1989.©Natasha Wright/Florida Department of Agriculture &Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Diaphorina citri (Asiatic citrus psyllid); adult, museum set specimen. East Timor KAB DILI, ex. sweeping Fortunella japonica. 30 January, 2000. Adults 3-4 mm long, body brown mottled, head light brown. Forewing broadest apical half, mottled with brown band extending around periphery of outer half of wing, the band slightly interrupted near apex. Antennae with black tip and two small light brown spots on middle segments. Living insect covered with whitish, waxy, secretion, making it appear dusty.
TitleAdult, museum set specimen
CaptionDiaphorina citri (Asiatic citrus psyllid); adult, museum set specimen. East Timor KAB DILI, ex. sweeping Fortunella japonica. 30 January, 2000. Adults 3-4 mm long, body brown mottled, head light brown. Forewing broadest apical half, mottled with brown band extending around periphery of outer half of wing, the band slightly interrupted near apex. Antennae with black tip and two small light brown spots on middle segments. Living insect covered with whitish, waxy, secretion, making it appear dusty.
Copyright©PaDIL/K. Walker-2005 - CC BY 3.0 AU
Diaphorina citri (Asiatic citrus psyllid); adult, museum set specimen. East Timor KAB DILI, ex. sweeping Fortunella japonica. 30 January, 2000. Adults 3-4 mm long, body brown mottled, head light brown. Forewing broadest apical half, mottled with brown band extending around periphery of outer half of wing, the band slightly interrupted near apex. Antennae with black tip and two small light brown spots on middle segments. Living insect covered with whitish, waxy, secretion, making it appear dusty.
Adult, museum set specimenDiaphorina citri (Asiatic citrus psyllid); adult, museum set specimen. East Timor KAB DILI, ex. sweeping Fortunella japonica. 30 January, 2000. Adults 3-4 mm long, body brown mottled, head light brown. Forewing broadest apical half, mottled with brown band extending around periphery of outer half of wing, the band slightly interrupted near apex. Antennae with black tip and two small light brown spots on middle segments. Living insect covered with whitish, waxy, secretion, making it appear dusty.©PaDIL/K. Walker-2005 - CC BY 3.0 AU
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on avocado (Persea americana). Intercepted on avocado from Argentina, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on avocado (Persea americana). Intercepted on avocado from Argentina, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Copyright©Charles Olsen/USDA APHIS PPQ/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on avocado (Persea americana). Intercepted on avocado from Argentina, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
AdultHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on avocado (Persea americana). Intercepted on avocado from Argentina, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.©Charles Olsen/USDA APHIS PPQ/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adults. Florida, USA.
TitleAdults
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adults. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adults. Florida, USA.
AdultsParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adults. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult male and female. Museum set-specimens. USA.
TitleAdults
CaptionBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult male and female. Museum set-specimens. USA.
Copyright©Dr Gevork Arakelian/Dept. of Agriculture, Los Angeles County, USA/Bugwood - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult male and female. Museum set-specimens. USA.
AdultsBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult male and female. Museum set-specimens. USA.©Dr Gevork Arakelian/Dept. of Agriculture, Los Angeles County, USA/Bugwood - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); infestation.
TitleInfestation
CaptionHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); infestation.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); infestation.
InfestationHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); infestation.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Metopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); adult, alate, on leaf. Note appearance; yellowish green with dark bands on the abdomen.
TitleAdult
CaptionMetopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); adult, alate, on leaf. Note appearance; yellowish green with dark bands on the abdomen.
Copyright©Bernard Chaubet/INRA - www.inra.fr/encyclopedie-pucerons
Metopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); adult, alate, on leaf. Note appearance; yellowish green with dark bands on the abdomen.
AdultMetopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); adult, alate, on leaf. Note appearance; yellowish green with dark bands on the abdomen.©Bernard Chaubet/INRA - www.inra.fr/encyclopedie-pucerons
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug);  live adult female has pale yellow body. Dorsum with a dark bar, spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen, with 18 pairs of lateral wax filament.
TitleAdult female
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult female has pale yellow body. Dorsum with a dark bar, spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen, with 18 pairs of lateral wax filament.
Copyright©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug);  live adult female has pale yellow body. Dorsum with a dark bar, spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen, with 18 pairs of lateral wax filament.
Adult femalePhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult female has pale yellow body. Dorsum with a dark bar, spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen, with 18 pairs of lateral wax filament.©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); adult, alate, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); adult, alate, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
Copyright©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); adult, alate, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
AdultMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); adult, alate, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); adult, on a clover leaf. USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); adult, on a clover leaf. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); adult, on a clover leaf. USA.
AdultLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); adult, on a clover leaf. USA.Public Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate). Florida, USA.
TitleAdults
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate). Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate). Florida, USA.
AdultsAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate). Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult females on citrus. Florida, USA.
TitleAdult females
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult females on citrus. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult females on citrus. Florida, USA.
Adult femalesPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult females on citrus. Florida, USA.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Bemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); two adults on a watermelon leaf.
TitleAdults
CaptionBemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); two adults on a watermelon leaf.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Stephen Ausmus
Bemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); two adults on a watermelon leaf.
AdultsBemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); two adults on a watermelon leaf.Public Domain - Released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Stephen Ausmus
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on cherries.
TitleAdults
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on cherries.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on cherries.
AdultsHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); adult feeding on cherries.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on Heliconia. Intercepted, from Costa Rica, on Heliconia by Customs &  Border Protection at Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on Heliconia. Intercepted, from Costa Rica, on Heliconia by Customs & Border Protection at Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA.
Copyright©Charles Olsen/USDA APHIS PPQ/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on Heliconia. Intercepted, from Costa Rica, on Heliconia by Customs &  Border Protection at Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA.
AdultHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adult on Heliconia. Intercepted, from Costa Rica, on Heliconia by Customs & Border Protection at Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA.©Charles Olsen/USDA APHIS PPQ/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); close-up of adults. Florida, USA.
TitleAdults
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); close-up of adults. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); close-up of adults. Florida, USA.
AdultsParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); close-up of adults. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
TitleAdult
CaptionBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
Copyright©Ton Rulkens-2010 - CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
AdultBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.©Ton Rulkens-2010 - CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
TitleNymph
CaptionPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
Copyright©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
NymphPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); early and late instar nymphs.
TitleNymphs
CaptionHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); early and late instar nymphs.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); early and late instar nymphs.
NymphsHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); early and late instar nymphs.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Metopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); nymphs on leaf.
TitleNymphs
CaptionMetopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); nymphs on leaf.
Copyright©Bernard Chaubet/INRA - www.inra.fr/encyclopedie-pucerons
Metopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); nymphs on leaf.
NymphsMetopolophium festucae (fescue aphid); nymphs on leaf.©Bernard Chaubet/INRA - www.inra.fr/encyclopedie-pucerons
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult on seepweed (Suaeda sp.). Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
TitleAdult
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult on seepweed (Suaeda sp.). Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
Copyright©United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs/USDA-ARS/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult on seepweed (Suaeda sp.). Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
AdultPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); live adult on seepweed (Suaeda sp.). Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.©United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs/USDA-ARS/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); infestation on lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Colony of mixed morphs present on lettuce buds, during early autumn. USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); infestation on lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Colony of mixed morphs present on lettuce buds, during early autumn. USA.
Copyright©Whitney Cranshaw/Colorado State University/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); infestation on lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Colony of mixed morphs present on lettuce buds, during early autumn. USA.
InfestationMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); infestation on lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Colony of mixed morphs present on lettuce buds, during early autumn. USA.©Whitney Cranshaw/Colorado State University/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length - a serious pest of alfalfa being grown for seed. USA.
TitleNymph
CaptionLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length - a serious pest of alfalfa being grown for seed. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length - a serious pest of alfalfa being grown for seed. USA.
NymphLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length - a serious pest of alfalfa being grown for seed. USA.Public Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate fluted scales) as seen on cycad host plants. Florida, USA.
TitleAdults
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate fluted scales) as seen on cycad host plants. Florida, USA.
Copyright©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate fluted scales) as seen on cycad host plants. Florida, USA.
AdultsAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); adults. Females (large scales) and males (elongate fluted scales) as seen on cycad host plants. Florida, USA.©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); adult, on a Bromeliad spp. USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionPseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); adult, on a Bromeliad spp. USA.
Copyright©California Department of Food & Agriculture
Pseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); adult, on a Bromeliad spp. USA.
AdultPseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); adult, on a Bromeliad spp. USA.©California Department of Food & Agriculture
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); close view of adult female mealybug, on citrus. Florida, USA.
TitleAdult female
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); close view of adult female mealybug, on citrus. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); close view of adult female mealybug, on citrus. Florida, USA.
Adult femalePlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); close view of adult female mealybug, on citrus. Florida, USA.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); egg mass.
TitleEgg mass
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); egg mass.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); egg mass.
Egg massHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); egg mass.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adults on winter's bark (Drimys winteri), Chile.
TitleAdults
CaptionHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adults on winter's bark (Drimys winteri), Chile.
Copyright©Dennis Navea/ControlBest/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adults on winter's bark (Drimys winteri), Chile.
AdultsHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); adults on winter's bark (Drimys winteri), Chile.©Dennis Navea/ControlBest/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymph. Florida, USA.
TitleNymph
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymph. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymph. Florida, USA.
NymphParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymph. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionBagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by 'Downtowngal' at Wikipedia
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
Damage symptomsBagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.Public Domain - Released by 'Downtowngal' at Wikipedia
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); adult male (dorsal view) and nymphs.
TitleMale and nymphs
CaptionHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); adult male (dorsal view) and nymphs.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); adult male (dorsal view) and nymphs.
Male and nymphsHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); adult male (dorsal view) and nymphs.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. On metafemur and metatibia showing translucent pore.
TitleAntenna
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. On metafemur and metatibia showing translucent pore.
Copyright©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. On metafemur and metatibia showing translucent pore.
AntennaPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. On metafemur and metatibia showing translucent pore.©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); mixed life stages on garden tomato leaf (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
TitleMixed life stages
CaptionMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); mixed life stages on garden tomato leaf (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
Copyright©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); mixed life stages on garden tomato leaf (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
Mixed life stagesMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); mixed life stages on garden tomato leaf (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length. USA.
TitleNymph
CaptionLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length. USA.
NymphLygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); nymph, ca.6mm in length. USA.Public Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
InfestationAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult male mealybug, on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. October2007.
TitleAdult male
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult male mealybug, on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. October2007.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult male mealybug, on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. October2007.
Adult malePlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adult male mealybug, on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. October2007.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); newly emerged nymphs around egg mass.
TitleNymphs
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); newly emerged nymphs around egg mass.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); newly emerged nymphs around egg mass.
NymphsHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); newly emerged nymphs around egg mass.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymphs. Florida, USA.
TitleNymphs
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymphs. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymphs. Florida, USA.
NymphsParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); nymphs. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionBagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
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Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.
Damage symptomsBagrada hilaris (painted bug); several stages of bugs on heat and drought-stressed collard greens plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). The characteristic damage to the plant made by the insects sucking juices from the leaves is evident. On thick leaves, like these collard greens, the bugs leave white scars on the surface. On thinner leaves, like mustard greens, the damage causes papery, whitish, patches. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 2010.Public Domain - Released by 'Downtowngal' at Wikipedia
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); lateral view of an adult male.
TitleAdult male
CaptionHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); lateral view of an adult male.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Hypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); lateral view of an adult male.
Adult maleHypogeococcus pungens (Harrisia cactus mealybug); lateral view of an adult male.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); apterous stage, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
TitleApterous stage
CaptionMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); apterous stage, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
Copyright©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); apterous stage, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.
Apterous stageMacrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); apterous stage, on garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Lakewood, Colorado, USA.©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
InfestationAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); eggs are deposited as white cottony masses called ovisacs. Here they are on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. Florida, USA. October2007.
TitleEggs
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); eggs are deposited as white cottony masses called ovisacs. Here they are on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. Florida, USA. October2007.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); eggs are deposited as white cottony masses called ovisacs. Here they are on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. Florida, USA. October2007.
EggsPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); eggs are deposited as white cottony masses called ovisacs. Here they are on Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, Euphorbiaceae). Florida, USA. Florida, USA. October2007.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); various nymphal instars.
TitleNymphs
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); various nymphal instars.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); various nymphal instars.
NymphsHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); various nymphal instars.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adult. ventral, adaxial, front view. Slide prep. USA.
TitleAdult
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adult. ventral, adaxial, front view. Slide prep. USA.
Copyright©Alessandra Rung/Scale Insects, USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adult. ventral, adaxial, front view. Slide prep. USA.
AdultParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); adult. ventral, adaxial, front view. Slide prep. USA.©Alessandra Rung/Scale Insects, USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.
InfestationAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation. Florida, USA.©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); nymphs can also be found on fruit. Florida, USA.
TitleNymphs
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); nymphs can also be found on fruit. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); nymphs can also be found on fruit. Florida, USA.
NymphsPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); nymphs can also be found on fruit. Florida, USA.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); natural enemy - parasitoid wasps (Trissolcus japonicus) parasitizing eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug.
TitleNatural enemy
CaptionHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); natural enemy - parasitoid wasps (Trissolcus japonicus) parasitizing eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug.
Copyright©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); natural enemy - parasitoid wasps (Trissolcus japonicus) parasitizing eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug.
Natural enemyHalyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); natural enemy - parasitoid wasps (Trissolcus japonicus) parasitizing eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug.©CABI Switzerland - 2012
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); infestation on southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera).
TitleInfestation
CaptionParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); infestation on southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera).
Copyright©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); infestation on southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera).
InfestationParatachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale); infestation on southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera).©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); female with large scale removed. The orange color of the eggs,and also the females,helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange.
TitleFemale
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); female with large scale removed. The orange color of the eggs,and also the females,helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange.
Copyright©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); female with large scale removed. The orange color of the eggs,and also the females,helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange.
FemaleAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); female with large scale removed. The orange color of the eggs,and also the females,helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange.©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adults and nymphs on Schefflera sp. (Araliaceae). Florida, USA. May 2013.
TitleAdults and nymphs
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adults and nymphs on Schefflera sp. (Araliaceae). Florida, USA. May 2013.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adults and nymphs on Schefflera sp. (Araliaceae). Florida, USA. May 2013.
Adults and nymphsPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); adults and nymphs on Schefflera sp. (Araliaceae). Florida, USA. May 2013.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); eggs. The orange color of the eggs (and also the females), helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange. Florida, USA.
TitleOva
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); eggs. The orange color of the eggs (and also the females), helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange. Florida, USA.
Copyright©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); eggs. The orange color of the eggs (and also the females), helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange. Florida, USA.
OvaAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); eggs. The orange color of the eggs (and also the females), helps distinguish this species from Pseudaulacapis cockerelli, which is somewhat similar, infests cycads and other plants, but is yellow rather than orange. Florida, USA.©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); females on vine. Florida, USA. March 2008.
TitleFemales
CaptionPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); females on vine. Florida, USA. March 2008.
Copyright©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); females on vine. Florida, USA. March 2008.
FemalesPlanococcus citri (citrus mealybug); females on vine. Florida, USA. March 2008.©Lyle J. Buss/Entomology & Nematology Dept./University of Florida - All Rights Reserved
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation on sago palm frond (Cycas revoluta). Florida, USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation on sago palm frond (Cycas revoluta). Florida, USA.
Copyright©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation on sago palm frond (Cycas revoluta). Florida, USA.
InfestationAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); infestation on sago palm frond (Cycas revoluta). Florida, USA.©F.W. Howard/University of Florida/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damaged cycad. Florida, USA.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damaged cycad. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damaged cycad. Florida, USA.
Damage symptomsAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damaged cycad. Florida, USA.©Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damage symptoms. Florida, USA.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damage symptoms. Florida, USA.
Copyright©/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Aulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damage symptoms. Florida, USA.
Damage symptomsAulacaspis yasumatsui (cycad aulacaspis scale); damage symptoms. Florida, USA.©/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hemiptera

International Common Names

  • English: bugs

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Aristichthys nobilisLarvalAnonymous, 1970; Jennings, 1988
Piaractus brachypomusEgg/Fry/Larval