Anthocoris tomentosus (predator)

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Anthocoris tomentosus feeding on Myzus persicae (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming
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Anthocoris tomentosus (predator) Péricart, 1971

This small predatory bug is found in western North America where it feeds on psyllids and other soft-bodied arthropods, including various pest species. It is often recorded from orchards and is, for example, an important natural enemy of the pear psyllid, Cacopsylla pyricola (Agustí et al., 2003).