Beautiful yet a nuisance
Hi Bug man
Please view the attached picture of a very beautiful bug that I spotted yesterday in my friend’s garden. There are not 2, 4 or 6 but a few hundreds of them. They cut circular holes in the leaves. Please identify them & give prescribe a safe control measure for the same. Thanks in anticipation. Regards
Though you did not provide us with a location, your email address tends to indicate Singapore. These are mating Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae, though we are not certain of the species. They are NOT responsible for the circular holes. Stink Bugs do not chew plants, they suck the juices.
Update: February 2, 2013
We just received a comment identifying this Stink Bug as Catacanthus incarnatus and Encyclopedia of Life substantiates that identification.