IPM - Natural Enemies
Assassin bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts.
Big-eyed bugs are predators that feed on a variety of insects.
Damsel bugs have grasping forelegs used to catch prey.
Green lacewings have pincher-like mouthparts.
Green lacewing larva feeding on aphids.
Green lacewing eggs on an onion leaf.
Lady beetle adults can be carnivores or herbivores.
Lady beetle larva.
Lady beetle eggs.
Minute pirate bugs are often found in litter and grass.
Paper wasps prey on various caterpillars.
Parasitized aphids, called “mummies” (lighter colored aphids).
Rove beetles have short forewings and thrive under rocks.
Syrphid flies resemble bees/wasps but have only two wings.
Syrphid larva feeding on aphids.