Minute pirate bugs (Anthocoridae).
True bugs (Heteroptera) – There is a suborder of insects referred to as true bugs, where the basal part of the forewings are leathery and the tips are membraneous. Some types of true bugs prey only on other insects, some will feed on both other insects and plant sap, and some only on plant sap.
Families of true bugs that feed primarily on other insects include minute pirate bugs, damsel bugs, assassin bugs, and ambush bugs. Although many species of stink bugs feed on plant sap, there are some species that are predaceous.
The minute pirate bug seen here have 41 species in Canada
Identification: Adults are oval, black with white markings; 3-5 mm. Nymphs are orange to brown.
What they eat: Insect eggs, small caterpillars, thrips, mites, and aphids.
Photo: John Gavloski/Manitoba Agriculture