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Subject:  family coreidae? WhatsApp sp.?
Geographic location of the bug:  Brasil Rio de janeiro
Date: 10/05/2017
Time: 12:04 PM EDT
Hey, whats that? Am i Right???? But whats the specie???
How you want your letter signed:  Loan

Stink Bug

Dear Loan,
Are you certain the hatchlings are the same species as the adult?  The adult is not Coreidae, but rather Stink Bug family Pentatomidae, and it looks exactly like the individual identified on this You Tube video as “Stinkbug species – similar to
Pentatoma rufipes or Euschistus heros” however the striped legs found on your indivdiual and the one in the You Tube video are different from the two species mentioned.  The former is a European species with red legs based on this Nature Spot posting, and the latter has brown legs based on the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee site, so we are confident that neither names species is correct. Your individual looks like this unidentified Stink Bug posted to Insetologia.  Perhaps Cesar Crash will write in with an identification.  The hatchlings might be Coreid Bugs, but we are not certain.

Hemipteran Hatchlings

The young one is diferent from the adult MY mistake
Loan Barros

Thank you for the return and the family is sure Pentatomidae, i made some research this week.
Thank you and ill return for sure, hugs from brazil


Loan Barros
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Subject:  Identification Request
Geographic location of the bug:  Basel, Switzerland
Date: 10/05/2017
Time: 08:29 AM EDT
Please identify the bug in the attached photos. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed:  Maya

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Maya,
This is a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, a species native to Asia that has been introduced to North America where it quickly spread across the continent because it can feed on so many different plants and because it has no natural enemies.  As the weather begins to cool, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs frequently seek shelter indoors to hibernate.  According to a Journal Article on PLOS One:  “The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB),
Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), native to Asia, is becoming an invasive species with a rapidly expanding range in North America and Europe. In the US, it is a household pest and also caused unprecedented damage to agriculture crops.”

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Subject:  Idenify
Geographic location of the bug:  Denver
Date: 10/02/2017
Time: 06:03 PM EDT
Can you tell me what this is? I am in a hotel in Denver CO
How you want your letter signed:  Ann

Two Spotted Stink Bug

Dear Ann,
This is a Two Spotted Stink Bug, as you can see by viewing this BugGuide image.  It is a beneficial predator, and according to BugGuide:  “each individual is capable of destroying an average of 231.5 Colorado potato beetle eggs during its nymphal development and 150 to 200 larvae during its lifetime.” 

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Subject:  unknown bugs on grapevines
Geographic location of the bug:  Cheraw, South Carolina
Date: 09/02/2017
Time: 07:56 AM EDT
I found some of these bugs on my muscadine grapevines when I was picking grapes. The bugs are shy, as I was attempting to snap their picture, they kept quickly crawling on the underside of the leaves.
How you want your letter signed:  Kathy

Florida Predatory Stink Bug nymph

Dear Kathy,
This is a beneficial Florida Predatory Stink Bug nymph, and it should help keep your muscadine grapevines free of unwanted insects.

Thank you so much!  Great news!

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Subject:  What is this jewel looking bug!
Location:  South Korea
August 25, 2017 1:14 AM
Help with identityfing this bug
Signature:  Yerahmplee

Immature Jewel Bug

Dear Yerahmplee,
This is an immature Shield Bug in the family Scutellaridae, and interestingly, they are commonly called Jewel Bugs because of their bright, metallic coloration.  Your individual resembles this individual posted to FlickRiver.

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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.
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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