damsel bug

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Related to Nabidae: Lygaeidae, Rhopalidae, Berytidae

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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1 (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), which is an egg parasitoid that has a great range of host, but above all the Hemiptera (specially from the families Cicadellida, Membracidae, Miridae, Nabidae, and Anthocoridae) and the Odonata (Huber, 1986; Huber et al., 2009).
Los chinches Hemiptera--Heteroptera, particularmente Pentatomidae, Coreidae, Nabidae y Lygaeidae son parasitados exclusivamente por los Phasiinae (O'Hara 1985).
The most abundant beneficial arthropods were spiders (Araneae) (46.4%); damsel bugs (Hemiptera: Nabidae) (35.0%); big-eyed bugs, Geocoris spp.
Schuh and Slater (1995) mention that the hemipterans Cydnidae, Lygaeidae, Miridae and Nabidae are associated with ants as their predators or imitators; besides, the Membracidae where some species are attended by ants.
Groups such as Aphididae (positive) and Nabidae (negative) had the most dramatic relationships with leaf litter richness.
We also found Nabidae (Order Hemiptera) in every sample but they only formed a small proportion (average 1%) of the total number of invertebrates consumed by each brood.
Some of the insects found in orchards comprise: Green lacewings (family Chrysopidea); hover flies (family Syrphidae); robber flies (family Asilidae); long-legged flies (family Dolichopodidae); insidious flower bug/ Orius insidiosus (family Anthocoridae); mirid bug (family Miridae); assassin bug and ambush bug (family Reduviidae); damsel bug (family Nabidae); spined soldier brig (family Pentatomidae); ladybird beetles/ladybugs that include spidermite destroyer, seven spot, Asian, convergent, etc.
Cobben [18] has reported that apical plates can be found in several taxa such as the Saldidae, Microphysidae, Dipsocoridae, Enicocephalidae, Reduviidae, Nabidae, Miridae, and all Gerromorpha.
Hemiptera Nabidae Hoplistoscelis Hemiptera Nepidae Ranatra Hemiptera Notonectidae Notonecta Hemiptera Pentatomidae Banasa Hemiptera Pentatomidae Brochymena Hemiptera Pentatomidae Brochymena Hemiptera Pentatomidae Euschistus Hemiptera Pentatomidae Euschistus Hemiptera Pentatomidae Mormidea Hemiptera Pentatomidae Podisus Hemiptera Pentatomidae Thyanta Hemiptera Pentatomidae Unident.
Independent evolution of myrmecomorphy in true bugs is inferred by its occurrence in numerous true bug families (Enicocephalomorpha: Enicocephalidae; Leptopodomorpha: Saldidae; Cimicomorpha: Nabidae and Miridae; Pentatomomorpha: Geocoridae, Oxycarenidae, Rhyparochrornidae, Alydidae and Pyrrhocoridae--see McIver and Stonedahl, 1993).