Pests and Diseases forum: What are these bugs on my needle and mullein plants?

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Jun 16, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Hello, i have what I think are assassin bugs on my needle plants and my Jerusalem artichokes, my hollyhocks and other plants. Some are black and red and some are black with a white stripe and saddlebags on their back legs. What are these bugs? Are they good or bad? Thank You!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jun 17, 2016 8:50 PM CST
If you see these bugs in groups, they are not assassin bugs as they are insect predators and will also eat one another. Some types of stink bugs could fit your description.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Jun 21, 2016 9:34 AM CST
This link gives images of assassin bugs

This one shows ladybug nymphs, often confused with assassin or wheelbugs

Jul 9, 2016 3:26 AM CST
Bedbugs are small, brownish insects. They tend to live in groups in hiding places. To get rid from them, its better to contact the pest control services like pest control Roseville CA as they are experts in solving these problems.

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