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Orthotylus marginalis

 

Orthotylus marginalis is a stinkbug that belongs to the family leaf bugs (Miridae). It is commonly found on apple trees, but often occurs also on e.g. sallow, alder, sloe and currant. It overwinters in the egg stage and the nymphs start to appear in May. Both the nymph and the adult feeds on eggs and larvae of leaf beetles. It also feeds on mites, aphids and other small insects. But O. marginalis also feeds on plants, and cause, among other things, ‘stoney pits' on pears.

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Orthotylus marginalis (nymph)

Nymph feeding on P. vulgatissima eggs.
  Orthotylus marginalis (adult)

The adult bug feeds, as the nymph, upon eggs and larvae of P. vulgatissima, as well as larvae of G. lineola and L. caprea.