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Human-biting potential of the predatory flower bug Orius majusculus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae).

Authors
  • Kampen, Helge
  • Werner, Doreen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parasitology Research
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
108
Issue
6
Pages
1579–1581
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-010-2231-1
PMID: 21229264
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The targeted biting of, and feeding on, humans by Orius majusculus, a flower bug predating on arthropods, is reported. Although the observed incidents certainly do not represent the normal feeding behaviour of the bug species, O. majusculus should be kept in mind as one option when insect bites during summer time are to be analysed.

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