Lygus genus


Common Names: Lygus genus
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Bugs


This is a catch all for unidentified bugs in the Lygus genus. These insects appear as small oval creatures. Adult lygus are approximately 3 mm wide and 6 mm long, colored anything in a range from pale green to reddish brown or black. The bugs can be solid shaded or mottled, and have a distinctive triangle or V-shape on their backs. Adults are capable of flight, and will often thus escape when approached. Nymphs are wingless, and being light green in color, are often mistaken for aphids. However, lygus nymphs have harder exoskeletons, are typically more active, gain spots as they age, and lack aphid cornicles.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
Additional Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lygus
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