Content tagged "blueberry beneficial insects"

Assassin bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Adult assassin bugs are medium to large insects, and their color ranges from brown to green. They have long heads with a groove between the eyes and curved...

Green Lacewing

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Green lacewing adults (10 mm to 12 mm) have net-veined wings and gold-colored eyes. They feed on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew. Some lacewing species...

Ground Beetle

Grapes Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Ground beetles eat insects and weed seeds. They can feed on insect eggs, larvae, and pupae that are found on the ground, and some may search in the bush...

True Bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Damsel bugs have long bodies that narrow slightly toward the head. They have stout beaks and large front legs for grasp-ing prey.Adult Minute Pirate bugs are...

Damsel bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Description: Adult damsel bugs are 3/8 to 1/2-inch long, tan to reddish brown and slender, with the body tapering toward the head. Nymphal stages are...

Minute Pirate bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Description: Adults are tiny (1/8 inch) black bugs with white markings at the base of the front wings (hemelytra), resulting in a band-like appearance...

Shield bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Many shield bugs or stink bugs (pentatomids) are predatory and can attack beetles and caterpillars. These bugs have glands in their thorax between the...

Predatory Mites

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

   Predatory mites can be distinguished from pest mites by observing their movement. When disturbed, predators generally move more quickly than pest mites. A...

Flies

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Syrphid fly adults resemble bees but have only one pair of wings and much shorter antennae. They can be seen hovering in the air near plants. Their larvae...

Blueberries and Honey Bees

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  A worker honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting nectar from blueberry flowers.

Braconids in Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: October 31, 2011

 Braconids come from the Braconidae family, which is a family of parasitoid wasps. Braconids and ichneumonids are small black, orange, or yellow wasps that...

Ladybeetles in Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: October 31, 2011

 Several species of ladybeetles are active in blueberry fields. They are generally oval and red to orange with varying numbers of dark spots.Both adults and...

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