Horehound bug


Horehound bug

Taxobox
name = Horehound Bug



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Horehound bug on horehound plant
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Hemiptera
familia = Pentatomidae
genus = "Agonoscelis"
species = "A. rutila"
binomial = "Agonoscelis rutila"
binomial_authority = Fabricius, 1776

The horehound bug, "Agonoscelis rutila", is a stink bug which sucks the sap of the horehound plant, causing wilting of new shoots. They have five nymphal stages in their development. Although they usually attack horehound, they may also swarm on a variety of other trees and shrubs.

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