Insidious Flower Bug
Minute Pirate Bug
Insidious flower bug. Photo courtesy of Mohammed El Damir. Licensed under
CC BY 3.0
This tiny beneficial insect feeds on many pests, including the eggs and young of other insects and mites. It occasionally bites humans with a sharp, painful bite.
Measuring only 1/16" in length, these tiny bugs are mostly black with a brown midsection.