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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

BENEFICIAL-pest interactions

Beneficial

Type (group)

Pests Attacked

Predatory (mite)

European Red Mite

Predatory (mite)

ERM, insect eggs

Predatory (mite)

ERM

Predatory (mite)

Leafhoppers, scales, ERM, small caterpillars

Predator (beetle)

Mites

Predator (beetle)

insect eggs, caterpillars, other beetle adults / larvae

Predator (beetle)

Soft-bodied insects, thrips

Predator (bug)

Mites

Predator (bug)

Mites, other smaller insects

Predator (earwig)

Mites, caterpillars

Predator (lacewing)

Soft-bodied insects

Parasitoid (wasp)

Grape and other leafhoppers

Trichogramma spp. wasp

Parasitoid (wasp)

Eggs of other insects

Parasitoid (wasp)

Caterpillars

* Campylomma verbasci may reach pest status early in the growing season, prior to buildup of prey items.