Bigeyed Bug

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



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