Orius insidiosus (predator)

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Orius insidiosus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Orius insidiosus (Say, 1832) - (insidious flower bug)

The bug is a common and effective predator of mites, thrips and lepidopteran eggs in soybean and maize. It is commercially produced for use in greenhouse environments against thrips such as the onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) or the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis). It is omnivorous and can also feed on pollen and plant sap. Inoculative releases have been most successful when crops produce pollen that can be used as supplemental food source by the predator.

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