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Bagrada Bug: A New Pest for Arizona Gardeners

@inproceedings{Bealmear2012BagradaBA,
  title={Bagrada Bug: A New Pest for Arizona Gardeners},
  author={Stacey Bealmear and Peter L. Warren and Kelly Young},
  year={2012}
}
The bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (aka painted bug) was fi rst found in California in June of 2008 and was offi cially identifi ed in Yuma Arizona in September of 2009 (Palumbo and Natwick 2010). Since then it has been confi rmed in many other parts of Arizona including La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal counties. This is a new pest insect that is native to Africa, India and Pakistan among others (Palumbo and Natwick 2010). The bagrada bug is in the order Hemiptera and family… 
Life History and Laboratory Rearing of Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) with Descriptions of Immature Stages
TLDR
The data roughly suggest this species is bivoltine, although there is some evidence of a partial third generation.
Laboratory evaluation of predation rates of two native natural enemies on the exotic pest Bagrada hilaris
TLDR
Female beetles consumed significantly more prey than did male beetles when fed first and third instar B. hilaris, but not when given second instar prey.

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