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Predatory Stink Bug nymph

Description:

red with black markings

Habitat:

a nest of them found in rotting wood.

Notes:

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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1 Comment

ForestDragon
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:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/247812/bgp...

DeannaL
Spotted by
DeannaL

Texas, USA

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

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