Greenbug Turfgrass Pest
Type of damage:
Orangish-brown to rusty turf under trees or in the shade of a building.
Nymph and Adult Description:
The Greenbug has a typical aphid appearance but is smaller than many other aphid species. Its body is soft, somewhat pear-shaped and narrowed toward the front. When full-grown, it is about 1/16 inch long. Winged and wingless females and their young are the forms most often seen. Color varies from pale yellow to pale green, with dark eyes. The legs are almost black and the antennae are long, darker than the body, and usually, are held over the back of the body.