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

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mellielong

mellielong
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.

Melanie

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Flapdoodle
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 http://bugguide.net/node/view/453617 for an example). Known as soldier bugs, they are predaceous on other insects, and thus usually considered beneficial.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2013
6:59 PM

Post #9509783

Thanks, I had never seen one before!

Melanie

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