Subject: Sampling trip insect
Location: Vredendal, South Africa
February 25, 2017 2:10 am
On a recent sampling trip for grapevine samples we came across a vine infested with these little fellows. They were covering certain leaves and the entire stem of the vine was crawling with them. Can you help us identify what these might be.
Lucan D. Page
Signature: Grapevine bug/beetle?
These are definitely NOT Beetles. They are True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera, and we suspect if they are commonly found on grape leaves, we will soon be able to provide you with an identification.