Orius Orius insidiosus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hemiptera Family: Anthocoridae Genus: Orius
The genus Orius (commonly called minute pirate bug) consists of omnivorous bugs in the family Anthocoridae (pirate bugs). Adults are 2–5 mm long and feed mostly on spider mites, thrips, and their eggs, but will also feed on pollen and vascular sap .
Some species are raised commercially and sold to growers as a form of biological control.
- Orius candiope Herring, 1966
- Orius diespeter Herring, 1966
- Orius harpocrates Herring, 1966
- Orius insidiosus (Say, 1832) (insidious flower bug)
- Orius minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Orius nigra (Wolff, 1811)
- Orius pumilio (Champion, 1900)
- Orius thyestes Herring, 1966
- Orius tristicolor (White, 1879)
- ^ Kiman and Yeargan, 1985 Z.B. Kiman and K.V. Yeargan, Development and reproduction of the predator Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) reared on diets of selected plant material and arthropod prey, Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78 (1985), pp. 464–467
- Iowa State University Department of Entomology Iowa Insect Information Notes, minute pirate bug entry (with picture)
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