Podisus nigrispinus (predator)

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Podisus nigrispinus
Author: Edwin Bellota
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Podisus nigrispinus (predator) (Dallas, 1851) - (Brazilian spined soldier bug)

The bug is an effective predator of various insect pests in South and Central America. It is used, for example, against the velvetbean caterpillar, Anticarsia gemmatalis, a pest of soybean and other field crops.