CLOSED: Red and Black bug found on Giant Milkweed

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Found this guy while I was picking caterpillars and wanted to know if he is friend or foe.

Melanie

Thumbnail by mellielong
Minot, ND

This is a nymph of a stink bug, it appears to be in the genus Podisus (see http://bugguide.net/node/view/453617 for an example). Known as soldier bugs, they are predaceous on other insects, and thus usually considered beneficial.

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Thanks, I had never seen one before!

Melanie

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