The tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae): its status, biology, ecology and management in tea plantations

@article{Roy2015TheTM,
  title={The tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae): its status, biology, ecology and management in tea plantations},
  author={Somnath Roy and N. Muraleedharan and A. Mukhapadhyay and G. Handique},
  journal={International Journal of Pest Management},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={179 - 197}
}
Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) or the tea mosquito bug (TMB) is a major sucking pest of tea (Camellia sinensis L.) in most tea-producing countries. The nymphs and adults of the TMB suck the sap from tender leaves, buds and young shoots, which results in heavy crop losses. The damage to tea plants caused by the TMB is not limited to the sucking of plant materials and extra-oral digestion by salivation. Damage is also caused by the insertion of eggs into plant tissues… Expand
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