Minute Pirate Bug
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Common names: Minute Pirate Bug, Insidious Flower Bug
Scientific name: Orius sp
Region: This bug is found, in various species, throughout North America.
Life cycle: This insect produces three to four generations each year.
Physical Description: This black and white or sometimes brownish bug is only 1/20 of an inch long, is flat and very active. Its eggs are clear or white and are laid in plant tissue.
Feeding characteristics: This bug, adult, and nymph, will eat aphids, spider mites, and thrips.
Controls: No control is necessary.
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