Subject: Beetle from my mulberry tree
Geographic location of the bug: Midwest Missouri
Time: 06:39 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We located a mulberry tree on our property and went to pick the berries. Came across a BUNCH of these little beetles. Looks like the adults are smaller than an eraser on a pencil. On the underside of several leaves we saw white eggs woven together like honeycomb…one of the leaves had hatched beetles alongside the empty eggs. These babies looked the same as the adults but much smaller, the size of a pinhead.
How you want your letter signed: The Country Bumpkin
Dear Country Bumpkin,
These are NOT Beetles. They are Stink Bug nymphs, but we are not certain of the species. Based on this BugGuide image they might be Brown Marmorated Stink Bug nymphs, an Invasive Exotic species, or they might be Green Stink Bug nymphs, based on this BugGuide image, or they might be a different species entirely. Nymphs can be very difficult to identify with certainty.