Tiny Dancers

Bugs with red lights!  These leaffooted bug nymphs gathered on our siding for a few days then dispersed.  Upon further investigation, their known to destroy fruits.  The
 nymphs 
have
 black 
legs 
while
 their
 bodies
 range 
in 
color 
from 
orange 
to 
red.

Like other bugs, they suck juices from plants by puncturing them with their sucking mouth parts, making them resistant to ingested pesticides.  A toxin is injected into the plant when piercing its skin, causing discoloration and hard spots on fruits. The adult bugs are highly resistant to pesticides; however, they are vulnerable in their bright orange nymph stage.

redbugs-8290_900

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Reply

Please complete at least 1 other field along with your comment. Thank you!

Message