Pest: Bigeyed Bug(Geocoris spp.)
Pest Type: Beneficial Insect
Major Identifying Features: Adults and nymphs are oval, somewhat flattened, 1/6 inch long, usually brownish or yellowish, and have a wide head with prominent bulging eyes, oblong, pale-colored eggs on leaf surfaces which develop reddish eyespots
Life Cycle: Incomplete metamorphosis with 5 nymphal instars
Pest Rating: Beneficial!
Management Rating: Beneficial!
Host/Season/Outbreak Information: Common on low-growing plants including many field and row crops in which they prey
Support Information/Common Prey: Insect eggs, bugs, small caterpillars, flea beetles, mites
Management/Attraction Options: Not commercially available