Crawlies with Cri, Science

Crawlies with Cri: Broad antennae plant bug

Broad antennae plant bug (Heterotoma planicornis)

This week’s crawly is a beautiful, beneficial non-native bug from across the pond. Meet the broad antennae plant bug (Heterotoma planicornis).Native to Europe, the broad antennae showed up in New York in 1915. They are now established in the Northeastern United States and on the West Coast, but not in between. They were introduced to New Zealand via Scotch broom plants . . .