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Predatory Stink Bug nymph - Podisus

Predatory Stink Bug nymph - Podisus
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 20, 2016
Found on Tropical Milkweed. Caterpillar is a Monarch.

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Moved from ID Request.

Immature stink bug
An immature stink bug, maybe Podisus? See here.

 
Spined Soldier Bug nymph
I agree with Natasha's assessment: I believe that this is the nymph stage of a type of Stink Bug -- the Spined Soldier Bug, Podisus maculiventris. While many types of Stink Bugs are exceedingly damaging to many food crops in the U.S., this particular bug is actually beneficial because it's a predator. It kills other insects by literally sucking the life out of them!

For more info on Spined Soldier Bugs:
1. http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/bugs/stinkbugs/stinkbugs.htm#nymph

2. http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/08/02/immature-predatory-stink-bug-eats-monarch-caterpillar/

3. http://bugguide.net/node/view/237854

4. http://stinkbugsguide.net/infestation.htm

5. http://www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx?id=142346&LangType=1033&blogid=1502

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