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HortNET Archive, The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand,
Wheat bug
Nysius huttoni

Wheat bug (Nysius huttoni) is an insect pest of wheat and a wide range of Brassica plants. It is a native of New Zealand.

Both adults and nymphs of this sap-feeding insect can cause serious damage to plant seeds and leaves. This species also feeds on various types of weeds in its natural range.

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