Insect that kills Monarch Butterfly caterpillars
Location: North Central Wisconsin
August 1, 2010 7:33 pm
My aunt saw this bug killing one of the caterpillars in her garden. Do you know what it is?
This hunter is a Predatory Stink Bug nymph in the subfamily Asopinae. We believe it is a Spined Soldier Bug in the genus Podisus, but immature insects are often notoriously difficult to properly identify. BugGuide has a nice description of the genus.