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Capsid Bug

Capsid bugs are sap-feeding insects which attack developing leaves, flowers and fruit.  Their feeding damage can cause red / brown spots and small ragged holes in leaves. Leaves become distorted and puckered and can rip or split as the leaves grow and develop. Flower buds may be distorted or killed. Fruit may show pale, corky patches or cracking on the skin.  Capsid bugs are related to aphids but are not as destructive.  Not usually a severe plant pest.

Product solution:  Provado Ultimate Fruit and Vegetable Bug Killer concentrate / ready to use.

Cultural measures: In winter remove plant debris around affected plants, in summer remove weeds which harbor these pests.