Australia

Brockenback bug

Taylorilygus pallidulus

Adults are 5 mm long. Tips of wings are bent down at 45° giving the ‘broken- back’ appearance. Nymphs are similar to green mirid nymphs. Very common on sunflower but does not damage seed. 

Damage: Eggs and larvae are consumed.

Crops attacked: Heliothis eggs and very small larvae.

Similar to: Green mirid, brown mirid, apple dimpling bug, crop mirid.