stilt bug (Jalysus wickhami ) on flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)) - 1402133

stilt bug
Jalysus wickhami Van Duzee

Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.)
Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Stilt bugs are slender, brown bugs slightly over ½ inch in length when full grown. They have long, thread-like legs and antennae. Nymphs are similar to the adults but are smaller, lighter in color, and wingless. Stilt bugs are commonly seen walking slowly over tobacco plants or flying about the field in search of prey. These important beneficials feed on hornworm and budworm eggs (and to some extent on aphids) and may have a major impact on reducing damage caused by these pests.
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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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