Bug ID

Are these stinkbugs on my beauty berry bush? Thanks.
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  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 12, 2015
    I googled images and they do appear to be sting bugs. Usually they emerge in the fall and infestation can be a problem indoors. If you are seeing a lot of them start prevention outside seal any outer edges so they cannot get inside the house.
  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 12, 2015
    That's a leaf bug, not a stink bug. Kill it before it eats your plant.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 12, 2015
    Kathy how do you know that?
  • Z Z on Sep 12, 2015
    I believe what you have there is a Leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus). In a sense, both Janet and Kathy are correct as they do "stink" when squished.
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    • Z Z on Sep 12, 2015
      @Teresa, if you scroll down you'll find that information on this exact bug. We use a mixture of Dawn and water in a spray bottle on similar looking stinky bugs we get there in eastern Nebraska. Not sure it actually kills them, but they drop. I've never stayed around long enough to see if they get back up again. I've read that adding citrus oil to the soap and water mix is better at penetrating their armor. I've yet to try that concoction though. http://thecitrusguy.blogspot.com/2012/06/you-put-your-leaf-foot-in.html
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 12, 2021

    Hi Teresa, if you ever run into a problem identifying a bug, you can try this little app - https://www.insectidentification.org/bugfinder-start.php

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