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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF HEMIPTERA AND RELATED GROUPS: PLANT PESTS, PREDATORS, AND DISEASE VECTORS

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Plant bugs on alfalfa

Author
item Henry, Thomas
item Wheeler, Jr., A. - Clemson University

Submitted to: Compendium on Alfalfa Diseases
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/10/2010
Publication Date: 11/10/2014
Citation: Henry, T.J., Wheeler, Jr., A.G. 2014. Plant bugs on alfalfa. In: Samac, D., Rhodes, L., and Lamp, W., editors. Compendium on Alfalfa Diseases. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p. 93-95.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This paper treats the most important plant bugs, or Miridae, found on alfalfa in North America. It is estimated that more than 10 species of plant bugs have the potential to develop on this important forage legume. Of these, the alfalfa plant bug (Adelphocoris lineolatus), pale legume bug (Lygus elisis), tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris), and the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) are considered most important. Provided for each of these species is a description of the adult, and a review of their life history, damage, and management practices.