Management of capsid (Mirid) bugs infesting outdoor celery crops

The Miridae are a large and diverse family of insects. They are true plant bugs, commonly referred to as capsid bugs or leaf bugs. The most widely known capsid pests of agricultural and horticultural crops pierce plant tissues, feed on the sap and sometimes transmit plant viruses. This factsheet covers -

  • The biology of capsid bugs of celery and the damage they cause
  • Integrated Pest Management options
  • Control strategies for conventional and organic crops

This information was last updated in 2017