Western Tarnished Plant Bug

Lygus hesperus

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The Western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) is a serious pest of cotton, strawberries, and seed crops such as alfalfa. In the state of California alone the bug causes US$30 million in damage to cotton plants each year, and at least US$40 million in losses to the state's strawberry industry.

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