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Subject: Bug ID
Location: Concord, NC 28025
September 22, 2015 10:09 am
We think these may be stink bugs, but we are unsure
Signature: Richard Schmidt

Scentless Plant Bugs

Scentless Plant Bugs

Dear Richard,
Though they are not Stink Bugs, these Scentless Plant Bugs in the family Rhopalidae are classified in the same order as Stink Bugs.  Your individuals are
Niesthrea louisianica, a species without a common name.  They are frequently found feeding on Rose of Sharon and related plants.  According to BugGuide, they are “an important biocontrol agent of velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti).”

Scentless Plant Bugs

Scentless Plant Bugs

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Concord, North Carolina

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