Bagrada bug

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F. Haas, icipe
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris)

Minor Pest Description: 

It is typically shield-shaped, 5-7mm long and 3-4mm wide. The upper surface has a mixture of black, white and orange markings. Feeding by sucking by both adults and nymphs causes damage to leaves, which wilt later and dry. A heavy attack on young plants generally results in death of the plant.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Crop hygiene including destruction of weeds of the family Cruciferae prevents population build-up.
  • Remove bugs by hand.
Minor Pest Position: 
6
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
117
Pest Type: 
insect
Custom1: 
Common names; Bagrada bug, harlequin bug, painted bug, stinkbug
Other Crops: 
Rape, Chinese cabbage, Turnips, Crucifers
Host Plants: 
Cabbage/Kale, Brassicas
Minor Pest secondContent: 
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