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Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Plant Bugs are a large family of small insects that are somewhat angular or oval in shape. Their overlapping wings often create an "X" or "V" shape along the back. Some plant bugs are colorful combinations of red, yellow, or black, while others are dull brown. They have long slender antennae. Plant bugs insert their eggs in plant stems and suck plant juices. Many species are considered pests, but they also suck nectar from wildflowers. Some species are host-specific, while others feed on a wide variety of plants.


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