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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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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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