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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 09 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Milledgeville

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Suzanne

Notes:

Saw these little critters on my Lipan crepe myrtle back in April. Very small, 1/8 to 1/4 inch maximum. Together in a group and moving quite quickly. Have not seen them since.

Comments

  • Suzanne Green Thumb says:

    Thank you, Laura! I think you are correct that it is a nymph of a stink bug. And I’m going to hope it’s the spined soldier and that these guys took out a few pests this summer!

    January 18th, 2016 at 2:52pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    I am not an entomologist. But these guys look similar to the nymphs from two different insects. One is the spined soldier bug, a predatory stink bug ( Podisus maculiventris). the other is the rice stink bug (Oebalus pugnax). Since you found these guys on the crepe myrtle and not on rice & wheat plants, I am hoping, and leaning toward the good ‘spined soldier’. But I am not a bug expert. Best wishes! http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/podisus_maculiventris.htm http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/crops/rice/insects/rice+stink+bug+oebalus+pugnax.htm

    August 11th, 2015 at 5:36pm

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