Potential Pest of Arizona Pecans: Rapid Communication

A mirid plant bug has been observed in high numbers on the catkins of some central Arizona pecan orchards. Multiple growers report this for the first time and have expressed concerns about potential impacts to the crop. Arizona Pest Management Center published this rapid communication to provide the limited knowledge we have about this potential pest. Growers are encouraged to review this information with their pest control advisor to determine what action, if any, is required.

Click here to read and download the complete publication on what appears to be a species of clouded plant bug in the genus Neurocolpus.