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Question of the Week – Predacious Stink Bug Eggs

Posted by romeethredge on July 23, 2015

Last week I had a photo taken under magnification of Spined Soldier Bug (beneficial stink bug) eggs. I saw an adult sucking the life out of a caterpillar in the peanut field a few days ago. Here’s the small stink bugs that had just hatched out. The white capsules with the open tops where where they came from.

 Caterpillars in peanuts have decreased in some fields this week due to this predator and others and due to parasites working on the caterpillars, too. stink bugs stink bug eggs

Here’s the same egg mass without magnification, as I found it in the peanut field.

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This week, another entomology question. I found this large moth in a soybean field this week. What is it?

 

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