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Beneficial Arthropods      
Aphelinid wasps Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae   Pink lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   Plant bugs Hemiptera: Miridae
Assassin bugs Hemiptera: Reduviidae   Potter wasps, Eumenes spp. Hymenoptera: Vespidae
Bigeyed bugs Hemiptera: Lygaeidae   Predatory midges Diptera: Cecidomyiidae
Braconid wasps Hymenoptera: Braconidae   Predatory mites Acari: Phytoseiidae
Brown lacewings Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae   Predatory thrips Thysanoptera: several families
Caterpillar hunter, Calosoma sycophanta Coleoptera: Carabidae   Robber flies Diptera: Asilidae
Chalcidid wasps Hymenoptera: Chalcididae   Scelionid wasps Hymenoptera: Scelionidae
Convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   Soldier beetles Coleoptera: Cantharidae
Encyrtid wasps Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae   Spider mite destroyer, Stethorus picipes Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Flower flies Diptera: Syrphidae   Spiders Araneae: many families
Gall midges Diptera: Cecidomyiidae   Spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Green lacewings Neuroptera: Chrysopidae   Stink bugs Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Ground beetles Coleoptera: Carabidae   Plant bugs Hemiptera: Miridae
Hornets, Dolichovespula spp. Hymenoptera: Vespidae   Syrphid flies Diptera: Syrphidae
Hover flies Diptera: Syrphidae   Tachinid flies Diptera: Tachinidae
Ichneumonid wasps Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae   Thrips, predatory Thysanoptera: several families
Insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus Hemiptera: Anthocoridae   Tiger beetles Coleoptera: Cicindelidae
Lady beetles Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   Trichogrammid wasps Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae
Mantidflies Neuroptera: Mantispidae   Twelve-spotted lady beetle, C. maculata Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Mealybug destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   Twice-stabbed lady beetle, Chilocorus spp. Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Midges, predatory Diptera: Cecidomyiidae   Two-spotted lady beetle, Adalia bipunctata Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Minute pirate bugs Hemiptera: Anthocoridae   Two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Mites, predatory Acari: Phytoseiidae   Vespid wasps Hymenoptera: Vespidae
Multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis Coleoptera: Coccinellidae   Wheel bug, Arilus cristatus Hemiptera: Reduviidae
Paper wasps, Polistes spp. Hymenoptera: Vespidae   Whitefly parasitoid, Encarsia formosa Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae
Pennsylvania leatherwing, Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus Coleoptera: Cantharidae   Yellowjackets, Vespula spp. Hymenoptera: Vespidae

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