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Minute Pirate Bug

Orius tristicolor

(Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)

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Adults with a black and white cross pattern; nymphs orange to dark red.

Predacious activity

Adults and nymphs prey on other small insects in same habitat.

nymph Observation tips

Found on vegetation and flowers; more easily monitored with nets or beating trays due to small size.

Other similar-looking small bugs

Big-eyed bug

Chinch bugs

Some plant

nymphs

bug nymphs

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Big-eyed Bugs

nymph

(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

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Adults and nymphs with big eyes; fast-moving and slightly larger than minute pirate bugs.

Geocoris pallens

Observation tips

Found on vegetation or the ground; more easily monitored with nets or beating trays due to speedy flight and small size.

nymph

Predacious activity

Adults and nymphs prey on other small insects in same habitat.

Other similar-looking small bugs

Chinch bugs

Some plant bug nymphs

Minute pirate bugs

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Assassin Bugs 1 3 1

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(Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

Identification

Adults and nymphs resemble damsel bugs, but larger, with a wider abdomen, thinner neck, and often with spines.

nymph

Predacious activity

Adults and nymphs prey on many types of insects

in same habitat.

Ob

s e r v a t i o n t i p s

Found on vegetation and flowers.

nymph

nymph

Other bugs confused with assassin bugs

Damsel bugs

Ambush bugs

Stilt bugs

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Ambush Bugs

(Hemiptera: Phymatidae)

Identification

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Adults and nymphs are often camouflaged like leaves and flowers to ambush prey.

Phymata metcalfi

Observation tips

Found on flowers and vegetation.

nymph

Predacious activity

Adults and nymphs prey on other insects in same habitat.

Similar-looking bugs

Assassin bugs

Leaf-footed bugs

Alydid bugs

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Tiger Beetles

(Coleoptera: Cicindellidae)

Identification

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Adults shiny with large eyes and mandibles; very fast runners and flyers.

Cicindela oregona

Observation tips

Adults usually seen flying over and running on light and sandy soils.

Predacious activity

Adults and larvae prey on many types of insects in the same habitat.

Cicindela longilabris columbiana

Similar beetles

Soft-winged flower beetles

Ground beetles

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Soldier Beetles

(Coleoptera: Cantharidae)

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Identification

Cantharis sp.

Adults are long and thin with long antennae, often with red or orange markings.

Podabrus sp.

Observation tips

Podabrus cavicollis

Found on leaves and flowers.

Predacious activity

Adults prey on other

insects in same habitat Podabrus pruinosus

Similar types of beetles

Soft-winged flower beetles

“Fireflies”

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