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Bagrada Bug Biology, Damage, and Control

This video by Surendra Dara, an IPM advisor with UC Cooperative Extension, describes the bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris), a new invasive pest in Arizona and California.

The bagrada bug is a small hemipteran insect which resembles a harlequin bug. Males and females are frequently seen in copulating position. Eggs are barrel-shaped and laid on plant parts or in the top layer of soil. Nymphs with their red, black, and white markings resemble ladybird beetles.

This video is intended to provide a quick overview of the biology, damage, and control of the bagrada bug.

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