Grains Research and Development

Predators (45 results)

  • Brokenbacked Bug

    Taylorilygus pallidulus

    Region
    North
    Adults are 5 mm long. Tips of wings are bent down at 45° giving the ‘broken- back’ appearance. Nymphs are similar to green mirid nymphs. Very common on sunflower but does not damage seed....
  • Assassin Bugs

    Family: Reduviidae

    Region
    West
    Adults up to 30 mm long. Colour is variable, but usually includes brown, orange and/or black. The head is elongated with prominent eyes and a long, curved ‘snout’ (proboscis). The proboscis is curved only in predatory bugs. Curve can even be seen when the proboscis is in the resting position...
  • Assassin Bugs

    Family Reduviidae

    Region
    North
    Adults up to 30 mm long. Colour is variable, but usually includes brown, orange and/or black. The head is elongated with prominent eyes and a long, curved ‘snout’ (proboscis). The proboscis is curved only in predatory bugs. Curve can even be seen when the proboscis is in the resting position...
  • Bigeyed Bugs

    Geocoris lubra, Germalus sp.

    Region
    North
    Adults are 5 mm long. Predominant feature is the large eyes. G. lubra is dark brown to black whereas Germalus is brown and green. Adults and nymphs are daytime feeders, fast moving and easily disturbed. Adults have clear wings folded flat on the back. Eggs are white and are laid...
  • Assassin Bugs

    Family: Reduviidae

    Region
    South
    Adults up to 30 mm long. Colour is variable, but usually includes brown, orange and/or black. They have an elongated body and head region with prominent eyes, long antennae and a long, curved “snout” (proboscis). The proboscis is curved only in predatory bugs and can even be seen when the...
  • Carabid Beetles

    Family: Carabidae

    Region
    South
    There are a number of species that vary greatly in colour from shiny black or brownish to a dark metallic green. They are generally between 5-25 mm long although some may be larger. Adults have a characteristic flattened “hot water bottle”-shaped body with rows of pits or striations running along...