Big-Eyed Bugs

bigeyed bug

Big-eyed bugs

Scientific name: Geocoris sp.
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

Facts: Big-eyed bugs are predators that tend to stay near the ground. They are important beneficial insects in cotton and other field crops. The large eyes and round bodies are characteristic of this group. The majority of Lygaeidae are plant or seed feeders. The predatory behavior of this group is unusual in the family.


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