Anthocoridae

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Anthocoridae

[‚an·thə′kȯr·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The flower bugs, a family of hemipteran insects in the superfamily Cimicimorpha.
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These pests' natural enemies include spiders, leafhopper parasitoids, predatory thrips and minute pirate bugs. When pests' natural enemies disperse from cover crops, they can provide varying levels of pest control in crops such as grapes.
Beneficial insects found in Lodi vineyards that control mites are six-spotted thrips, minute pirate bugs and predatory mites.
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (coriander, cilantro) Syrphid flies, wasps, tachinid flies, parasitic wasps, pirate bugs, lacewings
ey are the aptly named minute pirate bugs and are particularly prevalent in July, so look out.
Washington, May 9 ( ANI ): Warehouse pirate bugs take violent sex to an extreme level when the male uses his dagger-like penis to break though the female's body wall and insert sperm directly into her abdomen.
Pirate bugs, assassin bugs, and collops beetles sound dangerous, and they are.
Some of the most common pests such as aphids, whiteflies and moths are fairly controllable by introducing beneficial insects such as lacewings, ladybugs and pirate bugs. Supplying these benign bugs can be as easy as stopping at the local garden center.
Imported insects include the dacnusa wasp, harmonia axyridis and pirate bugs.
The densities of omnivorous insects other than big-eyed bugs, such as minute pirate bugs, were strongly correlated with flower density, and not pod density.
Depending on your perspective you might say that some are "good," and some "bad." Oriental fruit moths, aphids, slugs and snails, cabbage loopers, thrips of every kind, cucumber, flea, and asparagus beetles, cutworms, spider mites, scales, lygus and mealy bugs are all checked and balanced by mealy bug destroyers, lacewings, ladybugs, tachinid flies, trichograma wasps, assassin bugs, hover flies, spined soldier bugs and tiny pirate bugs. Most of them have their place in the ecology of the farm, but there are times when we need to interfere.
Pirate bugs kill by biting the pests and, possibly, injecting a paralyzing venom.