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Truebugs… Consperse stink bug/Western boxelder bug


William W. Barnett
Gordon W. Morehead
Clarence S. Davis
Johannes L. Joos
Bruce E. Bearden
Clarence S. Davis
Arthur Berlowitz

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Publication Information

Hilgardia 30(10):22-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n10p22. October 1976.

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Consperse stink bug feeding on the fruit causes sunken areas or dimples on the surface under which white corky areas form in the flesh. (See fig. 1 and 2.) The bug usually feeds near the stem end, although it may attack other parts of the fruit. While feeding, the adult bug often leaves small, dark blotches of excrement on fruit and leaves.

Barnett W, Morehead G, Davis C, Joos J, Bearden B, Davis C, Berlowitz A. 1976. Truebugs… Consperse stink bug/Western boxelder bug. Hilgardia 30(10):22-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n10p22
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