Negro Bug

Negro Bug

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Common names: Negro Bug

Scientific name: Corimelaena pulicaria

Region: This bug is found throughout North America.

Life cycle: This insect produces several generations each year.  The adults overwinter in garden rubbish.

Physical Description: This shiny, black bug is dome shaped and measures only 1/10 to 1/5 of an inch long.  The eggs are laid singly on the leaves of host plants.

Feeding characteristics: This black Bug can be found on blackberry, blueberry, celery and raspberry plants.  They feed in large groups on foliage and fruits.  They can sometimes cause the fruit to have a bad flavor.

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