Data for: Landscape and climatic factors driving spatiotemporal abundance of <i>Lygus lineolaris</i> (Hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton agroecosystems
Raw data for Lygus bugs sampled in 56 Virginia (U.S.A.) cotton fields over nine-weeks in 2017 and 2018 using two sampling techniques: sweep net and drop cloth sampling. The number of adults and nymphs were recorded per field per sampling week. Four data points were recorded for each sampling technique per field visit. Plant measurements and injury assessments were recorded when applicable and were averaged from 10 to 20 plants per field including total nodes, nodes above white flower (NAWF), plant height, square retention and "dirty bloom." Landscape (NASS-Cropscape Data Layer) and climate data (Daymet) of interest within specified buffers (0.75, 1.5, 3.0 km) surrounding sampled fields were extracted using GIS software.