How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Natural enemies of lygus bugs

Lygus bugs have many natural enemies that may help reduce their numbers under some circumstances. Predators include bigeyed bugs and damsel bugs, which attack eggs and nymphs. Anaphes iole is a parasitic wasp that attacks lygus bug eggs.

Parasite attacking lygus bug egg
Parasite attacking lygus bug egg


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