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Predatory Stink Bug nymph


red with black markings


a nest of them found in rotting wood.


Thought they were tiny ladybugs or some sort of lady beetle. Now wonder if they are stinkbugs. This vegetable garden had loads of assassin bugs last year and now has a lot of ladybugs (more than normal).

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ForestDragon 7 years ago

Deanna, I think you are on the right track! This looks like a Predatory Stink Bug nymph. Nymphs can be very difficult to identify as many of them look quite similar when they are young, but sometimes they have distinct coloration or patterning that can help.
Here is a link that might help:

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2013

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