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Beneficial Bugs:Big-Eyed Bug.

Beneficial Insects: Big-Eyed Bug.
Order: Hemiptera. Family: Lygaeidae

The adults are flattened, yellow or brown in color, somewhat flat and so small you may not be able to see them without a magnifying glass. The eggs have a distinctive red spot at one end.

One big-eyed bug can devour dozens of spider mites, insect eggs, aphids and leafhoppers in just 24 hours. They can usually be found in low foliage and are attracted to potato plants, green beans and clover, so try using clover as a nearby attractant plant to keep them close to your garden.