Mating Harlequin Stink Bugs

Subject: What are these bugs
Location: Tallahassee Fl
December 22, 2013 8:17 am
Can you identify these bugs ?
Signature: Tom

Mating Harlequin Stink Bugs
Mating Harlequin Stink Bugs

Hi Tom,
Yes we can.  These are mating Harlequin Stink Bugs and they are considered plant pests on broccoli, kale and other plants in the cabbage family.  Don’t look for chewed leaves as evidence of damage, however, as these are True Bugs with mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids.  They feed on the nutritious fluids in the plant leaves and often damage isn’t noticed until the health of the plant is severely compromised.

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