Mirids (family Miridae) occur on a wide variety of plants. The adults of some species feed on the new shoots and flower buds. In some crops this stunts plant growth or reduces flower and seed production. All the mirids are very active, running and hopping with short rapid flights when disturbed. In summer, several species are often attracted to household lights. Some mirids are predators of the eggs of other insects. One species, the apple dimpling bug, appears to prey on other insects and possibly mites in its young stages, whereas only the adult stage damages plants.