Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA April 24, 2007 Size: 10-12 mm
Red Shouldered stink bug, both adults and nymphs of plant-feeding species are capable of injuring plants. Feeding damage is caused when they insert their piercing-sucking mouthparts into the plant, inject digestive enzymes, extract plant juices and allow entry of pathogenic microorganisms. The majority of stink bug species found in North America are plant-feeding species. However, there are many predaceous species, several of which are commonly encountered in the field preying on other insects.
Contributed by Mario David Bazan on 24 April, 2007 - 9:29pm Last updated 9 October, 2009 - 2:07am
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