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western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus)

western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus)

Using molecular diet analysis, researchers in California have found the DNA of insects such as the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) in mockingbird feces, indicating that mockingbirds eat the most important pest of strawberries in the region. (Photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)

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