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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Still another predator that stalks ground covers and other low plants is the damsel bug.
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).
Predators were more abundant than small possibly parasitic wasps, including a diversity of spiders, damsel bugs, and big-eyed bugs.
Aphids are especially problematic in areas where their natural predators (ladybeetles, lacewings, damsel bugs and parasitic wasps) have been knocked back by insecticides.
It includes bed bugs, assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and lace bugs.