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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (hatched)

Halyomorpha halys

Description:

This native to Korea and Taiwan is an agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to soy, fruit, and vegetable crops. It was introduced into the United States accidentally.

Habitat:

This cluster of newly hatched Stink Bug nymphs was found under a leaf of a tulip popular


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4 Comments

Raeven
Raeven 5 years ago

Oh, yes! And all face the open eggs as well. /Great/ picture you have there. The differences in coloring are wonderful!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Very nice, Raeven. That ringlike formation must be instinctive: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...

Raeven
Raeven 5 years ago

Thank you, Luis. When I first saw them they made a double ring around the empty egg cases (with the one sitting atop the eggs). My bringing the leaf to sunlight to take pictures panicked them a bit so they scattered. When they regrouped they made the double ring (with one on the eggs) again. I popped the leaf into a bowl shaped glass while I went off to look them up. I guess the next time they regrouped the slope caused them to position themselves in a wonky fashion.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Good find and good idea to place the coin to see the scale.

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.44, Long: -76.64

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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