Harlequin Stink Bug in Mount Washington

July 26, 2009
While photographing the Bagrada hilaris mating on our kale, we noticed this Harlequin Stink Bug, Murgantia histrionica, on our collard greens.  They look quite similar in terms of color and markings, but the Bagrada is much smaller.

Harlequin Stink Bug
Harlequin Stink Bug

We went back out with the camera, placed two specimens in the freezer to slow them down, and took the following size comparison photo between Bagrada and Murgantia.

Bagrada (left) and Murgantia size comparison
Bagrada (left) and Murgantia size comparison
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