Bug de Dubas

Class: Les insectes
Common Name: Bug de Dubas
Scientific Name: Ommatissus lybicus
Potential Host:

Date palms

Who Am I?

The dubas bug is a sap sucking insect and pest of date palms. Nymphs and adults suck sap from fronds, leaves, and fruit clusters. In recent years, it has become an important pest of date palm plantation. A dubas bug presence results in the formation of honeydew as a byproduct of the sap being consumed, which then gives rise to the formation of sooty mold and a reduction in photosynthesis.

A heavy infestation can reduce crop yields by several percentages. Infested fruits are smaller and exhibit delayed ripening and low sugar content.

Control Measures

Calendrier: Il est plus facile et plus rentable de surmonter les infestations au cours des premières étapes. Surveillez régulièrement le champ et recherchez les signes ci-dessus.

Les produits utilisés dans une ou plusieurs régions du monde peuvent contenir les ingrédients suivants :


huile de neem et huile minérale.

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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