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Subject: Please identify this bug
Location: Irvine, CA
August 22, 2017 1:33 pm
This bug is hanging out on my milkweed plant. Please help me identify it so I can get rid of it.
Thank you!
Signature: Marta Rosener

Large Milkweed Bug and Oleander Aphids

Dear Marta,
The large insect in your image is a Large Milkweed Bug, and though they suck juices from plants, they feed mainly on the seeds and seed pods which will reduce the number of viable seeds produced by the plant, but it will not harm the plant.  The tiny, yellow Oleander Aphids are another story and they are injurious to the young shoots of your milkweed plants, but it also appears that the Large Milkweed Bug might be feeding on the Aphids.  According to BugGuide:  “In the course of feeding these bugs accumulate toxins from the milkweed, which can potentially sicken any predators foolish enough to ignore the bright colors which warn of their toxicity.”

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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Indiana
August 22, 2017 6:09 pm
We’d like to know asap what kind of bug you think this is!
Signature: help!!!

Bed Bug

We have a hunch you already suspect this is a Bed Bug.  You might find the History of Bed Bugs page helpful.  The site begins with this fascinating introduction:  “It is thought that C. lecturlarius may have actually originated in the Middle East, in caves that were inhabited by humans as well as bats. The lineages of the bed bug can be traced by their name as well. In ancient Rome, they were called Cimex, meaning ‘bug’, the species designation lecturlarius refers to a couch or bed.  They are ancient insects and they have lived off hosts since time began. Studies have suggested that they parasitized bats first and then moved on to humans. The bugs inhabited the same caves where civilization began.” 

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Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: Laurel MD
August 21, 2017 4:36 pm
This appears to me to be a juvenile insect. Maybe Japanese Beetle but I cannot find pictures to support my hunch. I found several on my avocado three this evening.
Thanks
Signature: Bob

Stink Bug Nymphs

Dear Bob,
Immature Japanese Beetles are grubs that live underground and that look nothing like the mature Japanese Beetles.  These are immature Stink Bugs.

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Subject: Bug I.D
Location: London , England
August 19, 2017 11:15 pm
I found this little creature resting in a leaf, in my back garden . Can you tell me what it’s called ?
Signature: Arobe

Stink Bug Nymph

Dear Arobe,
This is an immature Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae.  Based on images posted to British Bugs, we are confident it is
Nezara viridula British Bugs states:  “Native to Africa, but frequently imported to the UK in food produce, it is widespread in southern Europe and has been recorded annually from sites in southern England since 2003 on various foodplants including tomato, beans, golden-rod, Lavatera, Viburnum and hemp agrimony. Manyrecords are from all.”

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Subject: So Pretty!
Location: Nesconset
August 20, 2017 7:15 am
This beauty was found in my daughter’s hair while she was playing outside. I hope my pictures are clear enough for you to identify. I love your site and thank you so much!
Signature: Marissa

Juniper Stink Bug

Dear Marissa,
We believe we have correctly identified this Stink Bug as a Juniper Stink Bug,
Banasa euchlora, thanks to postings on BugGuide where it states:  “attracted to UV lights more often than other pentatomids in VA, sometimes in numbers.”

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Subject: Is this a tick?
Location: Akron, ohio
August 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Found him laying dead upside down underneath the pine tree that has a lot of flying squirrels in it.
Signature: Jim

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Nymph

Dear Jim,
This is an immature Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, a common identification request to our site.  It is an introduced Invasive Exotic species that has spread across North America in a few years.  See this BugGuide image of a nymph for comparison.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Nymph

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