Subject: Possible stink bug eating red caterpillar
Location: Livingston County, MI
August 22, 2015 8:26 pm
Found this hanging off a leaf in a meadow behind my house. I think the bug is some sort of stinkbug but I have not been able to find a match online. No idea on the caterpillar type.
Signature: Cheryl E.
This is a Predatory Stink Bug nymph, probably a Spined Soldier Bug nymph based on this BugGuide image, or possibly a member of the genus Apoecilus based on this BugGuide image, but it is not feeding on a caterpillar. The prey is a Sawfly larva in the family Argidae, and we have a visual match to Arge coccinea thanks to this BugGuide image.