Plant Bug
"Clouded Plant Bug"
Neurocolpus nubilus

clouded plant bug
Found this brightly-colored Clouded Plant Bug at Red Butte Garden.  Carol Davis 6-20-2013

brownish plant bug
According to one source that I found on the internet, these bugs can become pests on cotton (as well as other
plants).  This less brightly-colored bug was on Common Yarrow in Taylorsville, Utah. It differs from the other
plant bugs I've photographed because a third of each antennae is fat and hairy and other two-thirds
is skinny.  What might be the reason for that? Don't know.  The University of Tennessee has an article
devoted to this pest.  Carol Davis, 7-11-2011

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