From Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension Entomologist
Monday, June 4, 2012
Tarnished Plant Bugs Found
A significant level of adult tarnished plant bugs was found
this morning (June 4th) in nine true leaf cotton in Autauga County
Alabama. Levels of up to five adults per 100 plants were reported. No pin head square
loss was observed but it is likely just a matter of time until damage is
observed. Controls are planned.
In addition to these tarnished plant bugs, eggs, most likely
tobacco budworms, were also reported.