A slender long-legged bug that is a predator of other insects.
- Other piercing-sucking predators include several species each of big-eyed bugs, damsel bugs and minute pirate bugs.
- The damsel bug, Nabis kinbergii Reuter inserts its eggs singly into soft plant tissues so that the circular emergence caps protrude above the surface.
- Adults of the western damsel bug, N. alternatus, begin emerging in May or early June.
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