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Old 07-31-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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I thought this little fellow was pretty cute. Is he particularly harmful to my garden?
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It's almost see through....My favorite color....Green
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ewwww - looks like a stinkbug to me! Stinkbugs are my nemesis! They're the reason I don't get tomatoes, although the plants are loaded with them.
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I thought this little fellow was pretty cute. Is he particularly harmful to my garden?
It is a stink bug nymph, possibly in the genus Euschistus - see Euschistus sp. nymph photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an example. This genus includes dome fairly serious pest species.
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Thanks, guys. Do the nymphs not stink?

I think that finding the early stages of the various insects is half the fun of having my garden. I had no idea of the variety of nymphs that exist. At least they are cuter than beetle grubs!

BBEyes, I can't grow tomatoes because I don't have enough sun, so I don't mind a few stink bugs. The only insect I have really gotten angry at this year was the Genista broom caterpillars that destroyed my Baptisia australis plant (which hopefully will come back.)
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Thanks, guys. Do the nymphs not stink?
They do a bit - obviously, their stink glands aren't as fully developed as those of the adults.
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I hope your plant recovers from its little caterpillar-induced pruning.
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