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The Bagrada Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): A New Invasive Pest of Cole Crops in Arizona and California

J. C. Palumbo and E. T. Natwick

June 2010


A new pest of cole crops, the Bagrada bug, was recently found infesting commercial Brassica crops throughout the southwestern desert growing areas of Arizona and California. The authors anticipate that this pest will become permanently established. Development of information on the Bagrada bug’s biology and ecology on our local crops will be important for developing pest management recommendations.


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