Mating Black Stink Bugs from Hawaii

Subject: Maui Bug Love
Location: Pukalani
October 26, 2012 2:17 pm
Aloha – Have never seen this bug before. It is about the size of a lady beetle, but not as round.
These two liked to hide under the stem of the plant I was pruning, which I don’t know the name of. I had to turn the stem constantly so they were on the top side for their portrait. Also, one constantly was moving and the other was just going along with the direction choice.
Mahalo for all you do!
Signature: Eliza

Mating Black Stink Bugs

Hi Eliza,
About a year and a half ago, we first identified the Black Stink Bug,
Coptosoma xanthogramma, which is a nonnative, introduced species like so many creatures on the Hawaiian islands.  This online articleby John W. Beardsley, Jr. and Sam Fluker has some wonderful information.

Mating Black Stink Bugs

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  1. more than 10 years after this post, I am discovering this exact insect and habit in my soybeans. i thought they’d be beneficial but, sounds like they might not be.


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