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Pests of Sunhemp :: Major Pests :: Sunhemp Mirid


3. Sunhemp mirid/capsid: Ragmus importunitas (Miridae: Hemíptera)

Distribution and status: Widely distributed in southern India

Damage symptoms

Minute chlorotic spots, later coalesce to cause yellowing of leaves. Nymphs and adults suck the sap from tender leaves and shoots and cause yellowing of leaves. In severe attack, cause death of plants.


The bugs lay white cylendrical eggs singly in the plant tissue, generally under the surface of the leaves. Adult:  Greenish bug.