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Carolina Gardening: Bug ID Anyone?

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9075628

Saw these two on my freshly-cleaned grill last night. I know what it looks like they might be doing, and I don't want to think much about it since I was grilling steaks about 30 mins later, LOL. But they were unique enough I snapped a picture. Any idea? I've never seen anything like them before.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9075801

That's a stink bug .. not plant friendly .. mess with them and they literally stink.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9076640

I thought stink bug at first too, but thought their bodies were more square and brown/black where as these are more long and red/brown.
Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9078249

If they are stink bugs don't let them around cats. Years ago in Kentucky, our cat Oreo showed up drooling and clearly in distress. Walking in the door at our vet, he said without further ado "he ate a stink bug." Oreo stayed all day at the vets on an iv, and was fine by the next day.

Entlie
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

April 15, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9083860

They are clearly Stink Bugs although the coloration is all wrong. I've
never seen Stink Bugs this color! But then, I've never seen Stink Bugs this early in the season! Could those colors be mating-related, and lost to the dusty brown-grey we normally see once the dirty deed is done?
jinxi
Rocky Point, NC

June 16, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9167532

Hi folks,

They are stink bugs, and from research, I have discovered there are over 700 species, with more types coming in on ships every year. The mild winter we had here (SE Coastal NC) has all the bugs out early. I already have them in my veggies. I hate these critters...

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9171749

those are Leaf-Footed Bugs, one of the true bugs and related to the Stink Bugs, very common in the south. they will decimate a crop of tomatoes or a rose bush, among other things.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 19, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9171760

bow-chick-bow-wow ;)
Eeww. Smoosh 'em!

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