Monday, July 16, 2007

Stink Bug Eggs and Hatchlings

Green Stink Bug (Acrosternum hilare)

Just what the world needs: More of the common green stink bug. These little guys will go through four more instars stages before becoming the foul smelling bugs we all know and love.

Some stink bugs are predators, but the green stink bugs (both adults and nymphs) are plant feeding. They have tubular mouth parts that pierce the plants, inject enzymes and then suck out plant juices. They can sometimes become serious plant pests because their piercing allows entry for pathogenic microorganisms that can kill the plants or damage the fruit.

More stink bug information:
University of Kentucky
Cirrus Digital Images



jason said...

wow, that's a lot of information about stink bugs, thanks for sharing it to us. by the way how to get rid of this things.