Miridae (predators)

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Deraeocoris brevis adult feeding on Cacopsylla pyricola (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming
Source: IPM Images

Miridae - (predator capsid bugs)

The family of Miridae contains more than 10,000 species of bugs. They are usually small and delicate without ocelli. Several species are plant pests while others are beneficial and prey on insect pests. Some species are zoophytophagous and feed both on plants and insects. Important predatory species are, for example, Macrolophus pygmaeus or Nesidiocoris tenuis.

Note:
This page refers to predators of pest insects only, for other groups of Miridae see:


The following genera and individual species of predators are currently entered under this family: