Pest: Damsel Bug(Nabis spp.)
Pest Type: Beneficial Insect, Predaceous Beetle
Major Identifying Features: Slender, yellowish, gray, or dull brown, 2/5 inch, elongated head, long antennae, nymphs and adults move rapidly when disturbed
Life Cycle: Incomplete metamorphosis with nymphs that look similar to adults, females insert their eggs into plant tissue where they are difficult to detect
Pest Rating: Beneficial!
Management Rating: Beneficial!
Host/Season/Outbreak Information: Appear later in the season than some other predators, common on row and tree crops
Support Information/Common Prey: Predaceous on a wide variety of small insects such as prey, thrips, mites, aphids, small caterpillars, leafhoppers
Management/Attraction Options: Not commercially available