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  Damsel Bug (Nabidae family sp2)





Damsel Bug | Nabidae family sp2 photo
Damsel Bug on outdoor lamp

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Damsel Bug | Nabidae family sp2 photo
Damsel Bug on outdoor lamp

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



DAMSEL BUG FACTS

Identification
This Damsel Bug is a drab brown colour. Damsel bugs use their piercing and sucking "beak" (called a rostrum) to feed on soft bodied insects. They resemble small Assassin Bugs. Nymphs are small and wingless but look similar to adults.

Size
10mm

Habitat
gardens, orchards and field crops

Food
Damsel bugs use their piercing and sucking "beak" (called a rostrum) to feed on insects including caterpillars and aphids.

Breeding
Nymphs hatching from eggs develop through five stages (instars)



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Nabidae
Genus:Nabidae family
Species:sp2
Common Name:Damsel Bug