I have attached two pictures. The slightly out of focus one shows a large number of these bugs, mostly juvenile (I assume) and at least one of the larger ones (adult of the same species?) and the other photo shows just a few, but is sharper. These, as you can see, have been all over my tomatoes, and are also on my peppers and eggplants. Are they good bugs or bad? I am assuming bad, and have tried to kill them, but so far insecticidal soap and pyrethrum dust have both failed to do much damage. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Mary
Mary Elizabeth Word

Hi Mary,
It is difficult to be certain based on your photos, but I’m guessing you have a type of Coreid Bug, known as Big Legged Bugs or Leaf Footed Bugs. These include many plant pests including the Squash Bug, Anasa tristis. Be careful, they can bite.

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