Green mirid (Creontiades dilutus) adults are 7 mm long, pale green, often with red markings and have clear wings folded flat on the back. Adults and nymphs are very mobile with antennae nearly as long as the body. Green mirid nymphs have a pear-shaped body and the tips of the antennae are reddish brown. Mirids are known to feed on cotton, lucerne, mungbeans, navy beans, peanut and soybeans. Adults and nymphs pierce plant tissue and release a chemical that destroys cells in the feeding zone. In cotton, growing points can be killed resulting in increased branching. Squares, buds, flowers and small bolls can be shed, decreasing yield potential. Boll feeding in cotton can reduce lint yield and quality.