Tomato Plant Bug
- Adult: small (5/64 in.) green, rapidly moving insect with thickened (basal half) part of forewing divided into 2 sections.
- Nymph: like adult but without fully developed wings.
- Damage: may cause flowers to drop by puncturing peduncles.
- Prey: may feed on aphids and whiteflies. Noted in the Caribbean and in organic farms in south Florida.
Tomato Plant Bug Pictures
Image #39.Tomato plant bug - may be abundant where pesticides are not used:
a) nymph is like adult but without wings;
b) adult has elongated, greenish to brownish body and moves rapidly;
c) both adults and nymphs girdle stems with piercing-sucking mouthparts
(courtesy of D. Dean).