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Monday, June 3, 2013

Bagrada Bug (Bagrada hilaris)

Family Pentatomidae
These are very small and easily identified by the colours.


They are found in large numbers and damage shoots of young plants.

Feed on potato, peanuts and garden flowers.

They have an extremely limited area in which they are found.
Info: Field Guide to South African Insects

4 comments:

Firefly said...

Looks like some kind of stink bug

Gaelyn said...

Caught in the act.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is an invasive stink bug which is doing a lot of damage here including eating the larvae of some butterflies.

René Sforza said...

Hi
Does someone know the current distribution in SA? where this pic has been taken?
thanks
Rene