Story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Wheat bugs

Wheat bugs

Wheat bugs are endemic to New Zealand and feed on a wide range of plants. They are members of the Heteroptera family, also known as true bugs. These adults are feeding on wheat grains. They are also a pest of apples.

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Arable and cereal crop pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17975/wheat-bugs (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Alison Popay, published 24 Nov 2008