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Young (nymphs) are similar to adults but are smaller and lack wings. Eggs are barrel-shaped and laid in clusters on the underside of leaves. Both adults and nymphs suck plant juices through beak-like mouthparts. They will attack all plant parts but prefer young, tender growth. This may cause one or more leaves to wilt and flop over, similar to sunscald.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Subject: stink bugs


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Friday, December 17, 2010