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Predatory Stink Bugs

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Anchor bug

Anchor bug (Stiretrus anchorago) feeding on asparagus beetle larva

Anchor bug

Anchor bug (Stiretrus anchorago) feeding on asparagus beetle larva

stink bug nymph

Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant

stink bug nymph closeup

Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant

stink bug nymph

Predatory stink bug nymph on eggplant. Note thick beak folded underneath body.

Spined soldier bug

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

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

tachinid fly egg on spined soldier bug shoulder

Close-up of tachinid fly egg on spined soldier bug

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Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduN.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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