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assassin bugs

Around 7,000 species of bugs. These vary considerably in size (3 to 5 millimeters, in some species also several centimeters), shape and color. With exclusively predatory life actively prey on their prey, primarily insects of all kinds, or wait lurking for flowers or other places , They have a short, strong, bent down Stechrüssel. Thus, the prey is pierced, paralyzed by the then injected poison and then sucked out. They count as so-called purge robbers in viticulture to the most important beneficials because numerous pests belong to the prey spectrum. That's among other things aphids. mites and cicadas as well as caterpillars of the Rhombenspanners. Spring worm moth and Grape berry moth, See also the video (click to view) and under the keyword Vine enemies,

Predator Bugs - Red Murder Bug and Mined Murder Bug

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