Sunday, June 22, 2008

Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica)

Taken 6/16/08

Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica)

Brightly colored and attractive though it may be, a Harlequin Bug is still a plant juice sucking stink bug at heart.

(Note: It didn't eat the holes in the broccoli leaf. Cabbage Lopers did the leaf munching.)



Brenda said...

Your pictures are really fantastic, and today's commentary made me laugh!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a purdy bug Marvin. I have seen Harliquin Ducks before but not Harliquin bugs.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful picture. Pretty as it may be I think I'd still run screaming if I saw one. :-)

Shellmo said...

Like the close up - but glad I didn't find him on me - I would be running from the yard screaming about now.

smilnsigh said...

Enough of this "being ladylike." {And don't you *dare* ask, when was I ladylike! -grin-} Damn it Marvin, enough of the ugly bugs, already! >,-) Show us some of those delicious blackberries which you have been harvesting.

I looked back. 'Twas June 16th when you last showed us some, ripening. 'Tis been bugs, bugs, bugs, ever since.

I admit, you've got me nearly immune to them, by now. Even showed you a Green Lacewing myself! {Yes, I only know it was a Green Lacewing..... because _you_ said so. But... Still....}

Time for a different tack. Time for a different topic. Time to stop trying to *gross-out* your female readers. >,-)))

Wild flowers, man! Delicious blackberries! Etc.



Old Wom Tigley said...

These are the imports to our country that are doing so much damage and killing off some of our native ones..

I never realised I'd not visited for so many days.. what a treat it as been playing catch up today.

Lana Gramlich said...

Such bright, pretty colors. :)