New Fact Sheet on Spined Stilt Bugs – an Important Predator in Tobacco

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Adult spined stilt bug feeding on eggs in a tobacco field. Photo: Pete Nelson

Graduate student Pete Nelson has been busy studying the biology of spined stilt bugs in tobacco in order to better understand how we can enhance predation by these important beneficial insects in order to decrease pest damage and reduce the need for insecticides. Pete has developed a new fact sheet on stilt bugs intended to help growers and others get to know these small, but significant “good guys”.

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Spined Stilt Bug in TobaccoNC State Extension Resource Catalog