Agonoscelis versicoloratus - Sunflower Seed Bug

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Agonoscelis versicoloratus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Species details:

Notes: This species feeds on the developing seeds of sunflowers and can become somewhat of a pest.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AsteraceaeHelianthus annuus (Minor pest, feeding on seeds)
Literature: Picker, M., Griffiths, C. & Weaving, A. (2002), Field guide to Insects of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 138.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Hemiptera - True Bugs: Agonoscelis versicoloratus ., retrieved 5 March 2024

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