Beneficial Insects

Big Eyed Bug

Big Eyed Bug
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Big Eyed Bug is a small family of predatory insects, with only 275 bigeyed bug species in the world. Adults are brown or black in color, and range from 3-5 mm in length. Adults have a triangular head with large, prominent eyes that occasionally extend over the back. These predators are commonly found on weeds, sparse grass, in woods and near streams. Prey items include eggs, caterpillars, leafhoppers, mites, thrips, whiteflies, and aphids. Sometimes bigeyed bugs are mistaken for chinch bugs or other pests.