Bronze bug, Winter bronze bug

Bronze bug, Winter bronze bug
Thaumastocoris peregrinus
Sap sucking

Chlorosis of the leaves resulting in silvering or bronzing. High infestations may cause defoliation, branch dieback, and in extreme cases canopy thinning and tree mortality (Laudonia & Sasso 2012, Ide et al. 2011, Wilcken et al. 2010).

Adult T. peregrinus are small; 2 to 3mm in length. Their bodies are flattened and light brown with darker brown patches. The antennae have darker tips and their mandibular plates are long, broad and curved on the outer margin (Carpintero & Dellapé 2006, Noack et al 2011, Laudonia & Sasso 2012).

Thaumastocoris peregrinus has an egg, nymph and adult stage.

2003 (Jacobs & Neser 2005)
Eastern Cape,Free State,Gauteng,KwaZulu-Natal,Limpopo,Mpumalanga,Northern Cape,North West,Western Cape


Thaumastocoris nymph
Thaumastocoris adult
Parasitised Thaumastocoris