Tomato Stink Bugs

really cool bug
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:59 PM
I shot this bug in my garden in Austin, Texas and cant’ find it in my bug books. Hope you can help. It’s so beautiful!
Eastside Gardener
Austin, Texas

Tomato Stink Bugs
Tomato Stink Bugs

Dear Eastside Gardener,
These are Tomato Stink Bugs, Arvelius albopunctatus.  We identified them on BugGuide, which indicates that:  “It is a plant-feeder, with hosts including tomato, potato, sweet potato, green beans, sunflower, pepper, eggplant, okra, and soybean.”

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  1. They also love Hot and sweet chilis, and like to run around on basil but haven’t seen them eat it yet. Neem Oil, Neem Oil, Neem Oil.


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