Thursday, June 07, 2012

Plant Bug on Viburnum

A few days ago I found this bug crawling along a flower umbel on a Viburnum shrub. I could not find it in my guides, so I submitted it to BugGuide, where it was identified as a member of the genus Neurocolpus in the family Miridae. This family contains true bugs that feed mainly on plants during their life cycle. Information on the genus is a bit sparse (at least in sources to which I have access), but some Neurocolpus bugs seem associated with Viburnum.