Bigeyed Bug

Bigeyed Bug

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Common names:  Bigeyed Bug

Scientific name:  Geocoris pallens

Region:  This insect can be found in the western North America.

Life cycle:  This Bug produces several generations each year.  The adults hibernate in garden rubbish.

Physical Description:  This 1/4 inch long bug is a gray color with tiny black spots on the head and thorax, and has very large eyes.

Feeding characteristics:  The adult and nymph eat aphids, blister beetles, immature Bugs, Leafhoppers, and spider mites. The adult nymphs and adults have piercing and sucking mouthparts to attack soft-bodied prey.

Controls:  No controls are necessary.

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