damsel bug


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damsel bug

n
(Animals) any of various bugs of the carnivorous family Nabiidae, related to the bedbugs but feeding on other insects. The larvae of some species mimic and associate with ants
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First report of the Neotropical damsel bug Alloeorhynchus trimacula (Stein) in the United States, with new records for two other nabid species in Florida (Heteroptera: Nabidae: Prostemmatinae).
It includes bed bugs, assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and lace bugs.
Many birds, frogs, lizards, spiders, and insects (including wasps, damsel bugs, assassin bugs, big-eyed bugs, minute pirate bugs, soldier bugs, and predatory ground beetles) feed on insect pests.