Soldier bug

(Zool.) any hemipterous insect of the genus Podisus and allied genera, as the spined soldier bug (Podius spinosus). These bugs suck the blood of other insects.

See also: Soldier

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I would do this every evening, and it was amazing to see the good bugs--such as praying mantis nymphs, ladybugs and soldier bugs. When I would see a soldier bug attacking the larvae or adult potato beetles, I left it alone.
Ladybugs (more than 3,000 species feed on aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs), spined soldier bug (eats Colorado potato beetle and Mexican bean beetle), Minute pirate bug, lacewings, dragonflies, ground beetles, rove beetles and a host of other beneficial species are natural control agents.
External morphology of eggs of the sipined soldier bug, Podisus maculuventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).
The monoclonal antibodies used to develop the ELISAs came from the yolk proteins vitellin and vitellogenin of the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris, and the minute pirate bug, Orius insidiosus.
ABSTRACT--The toxicities of acephate and carbaryl were evaluated for the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris (Say), to determine the potential use of this predator in an integrated pest management program for snapbeans.
Several research groups have investigated the uptake of trace elements by a beneficial predator, the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), and the effect(s) of dietary trace elements on life history parameters (Vickerman & Trumble 2003; Coudron et al.
That's why ARS scientists are searching for artificial diets that will satisfy the palates of beneficial insects, such as the spined soldier bug, the two-spotted stink bug, the big-eyed bug, and the minute pirate bug.
Kernel spot of pecan caused by the southern green soldier bug. Journal of Economic Entomology 16: 440-445.
The spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris, is a generalist predator native to North America (Warren & Willis 1971; De Clercq 2000).
Morgan at Columbia, Greenstone used the spined soldier bug as a laboratory model to develop a fast ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test.