Worldwide distribution. Reported from Australia and Fiji. Prey includes aphids, hoppers, mirids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, small caterpillars, and spider mites. Prey is stabbed, enzymes injects, contents sucked out.
Eggs laid singly, or in clusters on leaves or stems near prey.
Biocontrol: nymphs and adults predators, surviving on nectar and pollen (and seeds) when prey scarce.
Adults, 5-6 mm long, broad heads, bulging eyes, piercing-sucking mouth parts, forewings create triangular pattern when closed.
Management: studies in USA used crimson clover or vetch cover crops interplanted with cash crops - bugs migrate to cash crop as cover crop dies; plant sunflower to support bugs with seed when populations low; most importantly, do not use broad-spectrum insecticides, instead preserve Geocoris populations by: (i) microbial pesticides: spinosad or Bt; (ii) botanical pesticides: neem; or (iii) pheromones (if available).