Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Genus Lygus - Lygus Bugs

Tarnished Plant Bug - Lygus lineolaris Seed Bug - Lygus lineolaris ID for a tiny bug? - Lygus Hemiptera - Lygus Beetle - Lygus Hemiptera - Lygus atriflavus Brown mirid on Ericameria nauseosa - Lygus Male, Lygus lineolaris? - Lygus lineolaris - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Lygus (Lygus Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Lygus Hahn 1833
31 spp. in our area(1) after some spp. moved to Henrylygus and Nonlygus; >180 total(2)
Adult: mottled or solid color from pale green to reddish-brown or black with pale Y- or V-shaped spot on scutellum ^bull; Nymph: young nymphs pale green; older nymphs take on more adult coloration and develop black dorsal spots (2+2 on thorax and one on abdomen)
key to common Calif. crop pests in (3)
fields, ground cover or low shrubs in deciduous woodlands
Life Cycle
overwinters as an adult under fallen leaves or other ground cover; one generation per year in the far north,several in the south; color patterns can be very variable, with seasonal morphs