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Pod-sucking bug from Australia
Dear Daniel,
I rescued this bug from a spider’s snare, and then discovered it is the creature responsible for damage to my beans! According to Zborowski & Storey, it is the Pod-sucking bug, Riptortus serripes, ". . . once fed mainly on Acacia, but is now becoming a pest of beans." Anyway, it has a feisty sort of presence, looks you straight in the eye, so I’ll put up with a few spoilt beans!
Grev

Hi Grev,
Thanks for sending us your photo of a Pod Sucking Bug. We found information on Csiro including the alternate name, Brown Bean Bug.

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