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Harlequin bug in apple orchards


Harlequin bug Dindymus versicolor, is a native Australian plant bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae. Prior to the introduction of synthetic insecticides in the 1950s, harlequin bug was considered a significant pest of a range of cultivated crops including apples, figs, pears, stone fruits and berries.

Topics include:

  • Identification
  • Known hosts
  • Damage in apples
  • Life cycle
  • Distribution
  • Management and control


Primefact 1403 Third Edition

Published: Aug 2021