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Big-eyed bug

View Larger These small (1/8 inch/3 mm), beneficial insects are predators of chinch bugs, mites, caterpillars and other insects. Note the long, thin feeding stylet that arises in between the antennae (photo on left). This is used to pierce the skin of its victims, and then to suck all of the fluids out of its prey. You are most likely to see big-eyed bugs running on the surface of greens.

Turf Insects

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