Behavior

Usually attached to its host, but when without host it will hide in cracks and crevices or in soil. If without a host at the beginning of winter, it will over-winter under groundcover to resume seeking host in spring. It will also stop looking for hosts during hottest summer months. Generally, adults will climb to top of grasses and low shrubs to attach to hosts that brush against them. Host attachment is accomplished by secreting cement-like substance around mouthparts and inserting it into host.

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