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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Red and Black bug found on Giant Milkweed

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Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9509249

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


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Minot, ND

May 5, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9509740

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


Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2013
6:59 PM

Post #9509783

Thanks, I had never seen one before!


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