Shieldbacked Pine Seed Bug Tetyra bipunctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)  

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8-14 bright green eggs are are laid in two alternate rows on pine needles or in a random group on a cone; one generation per year; overwinters as adult in leaf litter, becoming active again in late spring or early summer. Nymphs and adults feed on seeds of pines. (BugGuide)

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A Shieldbacked Pine Seed Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/29/2020). Verified by J.E. Eger/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)


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