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

Kampen, Helge GND; Werner, D.

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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Kampen, Helge / Werner, D.: Human-biting potential of the predatory flower bug Orius majusculus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). 2011.

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