Biological control of thrips - Orius laevigatus
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The predatory bug Orius laevigatus is the most widely used Orius species for the biological control of thrips. Under normal conditions the females consume around 12 thrips a day. The bug sucks out the body contents, leaving only the empty skin. Orius can reproduce while feeding on non-prey food sources such as pollen. This allows them to build up populations before the pests are present.