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assassin bugs

Around 7,000 species of bed bug family. These vary considerably in size (3 to 5 millimeters, in some species even several centimeters), shape and color.With an exclusively predatory lifestyle, they actively pursue their prey, primarily insects of all kinds, or await them lurking on flowers or other places , They have a short, strong, downward-curved proboscis. The prey is pierced, paralyzed by the poison injected afterwards and then sucked out. As so-called cleaning robbers in viticulture, they are among the most important beneficials because numerous pests are part of the prey spectrum. These are, among other things aphids. mites and cicadas as well as caterpillars of the Rhombenspanners. Spring worm moth and Grape berry moth, See also in the video (click to view) and under the keyword Vine enemies,

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