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Natural Enemies


figure 3.5Assassin bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts.

figure 3.6Big-eyed bugs are predators that feed on a variety of insects.

figure 3.7Damsel bugs have grasping forelegs used to catch prey.

figure 3.8Green lacewings have pincher-like mouthparts.

figure 3.9Green lacewing larva feeding on aphids.

figure 3.10Green lacewing eggs on an onion leaf.

figure 3.11Lady beetle adults can be carnivores or herbivores.

figure 3.12Lady beetle larva.

figure 3.13Lady beetle eggs.

figure 3.14Minute pirate bugs are often found in litter and grass.

figure 3.15Paper wasps prey on various caterpillars.

figure 3.16Parasitized aphids, called “mummies” (lighter colored aphids).

figure 3.17Rove beetles have short forewings and thrive under rocks.

figure 3.19Syrphid flies resemble bees/wasps but have only two wings.

figure 3.19Syrphid larva feeding on aphids.