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Rutherglen bug

Scientific Name
Nysius vinitor
Scientific Author
(Bergroth)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Vic, Tolmie. 23 Oct 1988. det M. B. Malipatil 1998
Source
Alice Ames Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults: 3-4 mm long, narrow-bodied, mainly testaceous, rufescent, abdomen black. Head dark, surface slightly punctate, slightly pilose. Antennae variable in colour, base of  2nd segment pale. Labium passing beyond hind coxae, 1st segment longer than bucculae. Pronotum with anterior third usually black, rest testaceous, finely pilose but lacking long bristly hairs. Scutellum black and pilose. Hemelytra hyaline, extending well beyond apex of abdomen. Corium with an even costal margin which is glabrous  (not hairy). Legs testaceous, spotted with black.

Nymphs: amber when hatched soon grow darker, more swollen in shape than are adults.

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Author
Mali Malipatil
Created
28/05/2007 02:37 AEST
Last Updated
11/07/2007 14:48 AEST
Citation
Mali Malipatil (2007) Rutherglen bug (Nysius vinitor) Updated on 7/11/2007 2:48:44 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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