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Big-Eyed Bug Look-a-Likes

Big-eyed bugs (Image 1) are general predators of small insects. Some plant bugs, e.g., tarnished plant bug, (Image 2) are widespread crop pests. Knowing the difference is valuable for pest management purposes.

Big-eyed bug adult

Image 1. Distinguishing features of Big-eyed bug adult.

Tarnished plant bug adult

Image 2. Distinguishing features of Tarnished plant bug adult.

More about Big-eyed Bugs

More about Tarnished Plant Bugs