Cute as a bugs ear?

molossermomSeptember 29, 2013

I'm just wondering if this little guy is friend or foe to my yellow squash. Does anyone know what it is?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm guessing that it's the nymph (immature stage) of a Southern Stink Bug.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 5:02AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

a great photo???

ken

ps: thats not his ear ... lol ...

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:18AM
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calliope(6)

LOL Ken it's the (R)ear. It is a precious little creature, btw. Stink bug or not.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 4:54PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

either that.. or he has antennae sticking out his rear end.. lol ..

sorry.. i apparently.. digress ... lol

ken

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:10PM
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molossermom

I thought the little guy was adorable and was wondering what he might be snacking on, Not that I mind sharing (I havent used pesticides in years)and I havent noticed any damage to my plants. The last bug I took a great picture of turned out to be a huge tomato worm . Since I had never seen one before I thought it was pretty too.lol

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 8:04PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I agree, this is a little beauty.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:36PM
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molossermom

So I googled Southern Stink bug (good guess rhizo 1) and learned that they can be destructive in large numbers and evidently here in California there are imported wasps that keep their numbers down.
No, the antennae are attached to the head! Lol, and âÂÂr(ear)", very funny.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 1:47AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

rhizo never guesses ...

she is a bug wizard ...

ken

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 7:17AM
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molossermom

"guess" her words, not mine. Just my indirect way of saying thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Bug wizard... good to know.!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 10:41AM
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