Newly Hatched Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs

Subject:  Eggs on back of apple leaf
Geographic location of the bug:  Provo, Utah
Date: 06/25/2018
Time: 03:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Two areas on the back of this apple leaf. I don’t recognize either. First is the cluster of eggs or small bugs in orange and black and the second is the white lattice structure.
How you want your letter signed:  Ken Loveland

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Hatchlings

Dear Ken,
Your image depicts the hatched eggs and the newly hatched nymphs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, a recently introduced, highly invasive species that has spread across North America in just a few years.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  According to BugGuide:  “in the US, reported to damage apples, pears, peaches, cherries, corn, tomatoes, peppers, soybean, ornamentals…”

Wow. That’s horrible news. Thanks so much for the information and for your service.

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