Predatory Stink Bugs

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Anchor bug (Stiretrus<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
anchorago), a type of predatory stink bug, on asparagus ferns
Anchor bug (Stiretrus anchorago) feeding on asparagus beetle larva

Anchor bug feeding on asparagus beetle larva
Anchor bug (Stiretrus anchorago) feeding on asparagus beetle larva

predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant
Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant

predatory stink bug nymph
Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant

predatory stink bug nymph; note thick beak folded underneath body
Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant

Spined soldier bug (Podisus maculiventris),<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
a type of predatory stink bug, feeding on<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
lady beetle larva (they don't discriminate between  pests and beneficials when it comes to finding a meal!
Spined soldier bug (Podisus maculiventris) feeding on lady beetle larva
(they don’t discriminate between  pests and beneficials when it comes to finding a meal!)

spined soldier bug with tachinid fly egg laid on its shoulder; the parasitic tachinid fly larva will hatch and consume the bug
Spined soldier bug with tachinid fly egg laid on its shoulder;
the parasitic tachinid fly larva will hatch and consume the bug

close-up of tachinid fly egg on spined soldier bug shoulder
Close-up of tachinid fly egg on spined soldier bug

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