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croclover
Lake Forest, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 22, 2006
7:59 PM

Post #2421173

Been seeing these lately on my bachelor buttons. They are about dime sized. They don't look like cuc beetles or Japanese Beetles.

Thanks for looking.

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Agrinerd
Franklin, NC
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2006
8:10 PM

Post #2421206

It's an immature stink bug of some sort. I'm sure an expert will come along with an exact ID fairly quickly.
croclover
Lake Forest, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 22, 2006
8:12 PM

Post #2421210

Are they actually stinky? Gross. I picked it up with my bare hands.
Veshengo
Faversham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2006
8:13 PM

Post #2421214

Hi. The beetle is a shield bug and is a full grown adult. There are many different species specific to certain plants.
croclover
Lake Forest, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 22, 2006
8:19 PM

Post #2421239

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Agrinerd
Franklin, NC
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2006
12:17 PM

Post #2423407

Yep. Alarm them and they STINK! Here it is. Green Stink Bug nymph. http://ipm.ncsu.edu/cotton/insectcorner/photos/stinkbug.htm


croclover
Lake Forest, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 23, 2006
2:05 PM

Post #2423702

Thats the guy! Excellent link Agrinerd! I read that they emit a sweet-smelling stink. After I handled the bug, I kept swearing I had a wierd perfume on me and got all bugged out and had to go take a shower immediately!

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