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Big-eyed bug (370) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Biocontrol


Common Name

 Big-eyed bug

Scientific Name

Geocoris species. There are at least 140 species.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and Mead FW (2017) Featured Creatures: Big-eyed bugs (of Florida). UF/IFAS, University of Florida. (; and Geocoris spp. Biological control. Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (; and from Hooks CR et al. Big-eyed bug: A MVP of generalist natural enemies. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland. ( Photo 2 Jack Dykinga, ARS image gallery, USDA. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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