Pests and Diseases forum: Anyone recognize these just hatched critters?

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 23, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Need to know if they are good guys or bad guys .. they are on the back of a Confederate Rose leaf. Sorry about the fuzzy's .. I was hand holding the camera - not as steady as a tripod.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 10, 2014 1:42 PM CST
These are Shieldbug (stink bug) nymphs newly hatched, in the family Pentatomidae.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/725386/bgpage

They usually cause no real harm, and there are predators or parasites which use them for their reproduction which will reduce numbers. They are often wasps which will take them to their nest paralysed, they lay eggs which will use the nymphs as food to grow. Other parasites will utilise the growing nymph.

Nature will look after numbers if you let it.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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Xeramtheum
Jun 10, 2014 3:05 PM CST
Thanks Janet!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jun 10, 2014 3:12 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Smiling

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