Bagrada bug

Bagrada bug (English)

Bagrada hilaris(Botanical)

Description

The Bagrada bug adult is black, orange with white markings. It is oftenly found in a mating position. Adult bugs are about 5- 7 mm long with a shield-shaped body. Females lay eggs in the soil beneath host plants but may also oviposit on leaves or on hairy stems of non-host plants. In addition, eggs are often laid on plant protective coverings such as mesh screens or floating row covers. Depending on temperature and food source, a female bug can lay up to 150 eggs within two to three weeks.

Control

Diazinon, Carbaryl, Malathion 25 EC.

Control chemicals

Carbaryl 85 WP (Carbaryl 85) - Classified amber

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