Question of the Week: Stink Bug

Last week the question was:  What will this little guy be when it grows up?

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This is a stinkbug nymph.  Its either a green stinkbug or a southern green stink bug.  The two are difficult to distinguish, but you can read about how to do so here.  Stink bugs can be pests of a huge number of crops.  They have piercing sucking mouth parts that they insert into the strawberry (in this case) and suck out sap.  This can cause developmental defects that leave the fruit misshaped.  You can learn more about stinkbugs here.

 

Here is this week’s question:  What is the insect on this cucumber transplant?

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