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Green Bug - Lygus

Green Bug - Lygus
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, USA
October 13, 2007
Is this an immature bug?

Images of this individual: tag all
Green Bug - Lygus Lygus bug nymph - Lygus Lygus bug nymph - Lygus Lygus bug nymph - Lygus

Moved from Lygus bugs.


Thank you for your swift responses!
...and you are correct, John, Robin's bug that you linked to could even be the same species. I'm going to add these pictures just the same, because they be more likely to be identified to species.

Miridae sp. immature

There are several others in there already that have the same 5 spots

Did you notice...
That Robins specimen shows a faint heart shape on the scutellum encompassing two of the five dots? I wonder if it could be a Lygus bug?

See three Lygus nympths


My vote
I don't know if the 5 spots are conclusive, but it looks good to me. Great find!

Thanks, John!
You took it a step further and found specified Lygus bug nymphs. I don't know why I didn't think of that! I think I will move them to the correct page. The photos are not very good, however Lygus bugs can be serious pests of some agronomic plants so species identification and location records might be of interest to someone at some point.

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