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Entomological Note


Neurocolpus nubilus (Say) (Hemiptera: Miridae), commonly known as the clouded plant bug, is a species of plant bug. Widespread primarily across eastern North America, N. nubilus is known to feed on many types of plants. At least 43 host plants spanning 34 plant families have been recorded for N. nubilus and more may be possible. Plagiognathus (Fieber) (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a genus of plant bugs that is widespread across the Holarctic region. Plagiognathus spp. are typically found on various woody host plants. This paper describes an instance of adult N. nubilus and Plagiognathus sp. feeding on a cultivar of Tropaeolum majus (L.) (Brassicales: Tropaeolaceae), Nasturtium 'Alaska', in a northeastern Illinois garden. Past literature has not identified nasturtium as an adult host and a site for adult dispersal of N. nubilus or Plagiognathus sp.

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