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Bug with a punch

I ran a story about this insect 5 years ago, and thought it might be time for a refresher course. The fourlined plant bug,  Poecilocapsus lineatus, is a small, attractively colored insect that is active right now. Don’t be fooled by its pretty face.  This insect has been recorded as a pest from about 250 different plant species, both herbaceous and woody plants. Herbs, mints, and composite flowers seem to be especially favored. What makes the fourlined plant bug unique is the rather severe damage (see image) that… Read More →