Teeny Hatchlings on Rose Leaf
Location: Philadelphia, PA
June 15, 2011 10:44 pm
I found these little critters on the underside of a rose bush June 11, and they were actively hatching from their eggs. My thumb in the photo is a good point of reference for size. Any idea what they are?
We just finished, minutes ago, another similar posting which we identified as Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Hatchlings. You should read that posting for additional information and links. We believe your newly hatched individuals will soon darken and here is an image on BugGuide that shows the pale coloration of hatchlings. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an invasive exotic species and in our opinion, you should quickly dispatch these hatchlings if you want to prevent an invasion of your garden and your home.
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Peas, love, & stinkbugs;