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Name: Rusty Mann
Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a)
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paintmann
Mar 28, 2017 8:50 PM CST
Noticed some bugs on my neighbors leftover collards from last season. They resembled a lady bug on steroids. Same colors and similar markings, only they were 3 to 4 times the size of a ladybug. Appeared to be mating as they were backed up to each other and seemed to be stuck together. I'm in Greensboro, NC., by the way.

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Rusty
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 28, 2017 10:31 PM CST
Maybe a red and black squash bug.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Mar 29, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Hi Rusty! Welcome! They could be Ladybird beetles/ Harmonia Axyridis. They look similar to ladybugs but their spots are different and they are larger. Many blessings for a wonderful day!
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 29, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Maybe milkweed bugs, there's a large milkweed bug and a small milkweed bug, or maybe something similar, there are a few bugs with similar coloration plus a milkweed beetle. Some pictures of milkweed bugs and milkweed beetle:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 10:32 AM CST
I thought ladybirds and ladybugs were the same insect. Confused
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 29, 2017 11:17 AM CST
DaisyI said:I thought ladybirds and ladybugs were the same insect. Confused


They are the same. The species Sharon is referring to is the Asian lady beetle. Since they're not bugs, beetle is more accurate but there are various permutations of the name, such as ladybird beetle. In the UK they call them just ladybirds.

Edit: found a page with pics of some different species:
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Thank You!
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Name: Rusty Mann
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paintmann
Mar 29, 2017 9:06 PM CST
Thank you Daisy, Sharon, and Sue for your prompt and informative answers. I clicked on the link that you provided Sue, but it was definitely not a milkweed bug/beetle. After some further research, mainly looking through the lists provided here at garden.org, the bugs that I'm seeing closely resemble what's listed as a stinkbug. We have an insect here in North Carolina that we call a stinkbug that gives off a terrible odor if disturbed or crushed, but it is solid brown in color.
I have an extremely small raised garden that I am growing in this year. Its about 5' by 10'. For my early crop I am growing sugar snap peas, early peas, spinach, and a lettuce medley. I did the first plantings about 6 weeks ago then staggered plantings every 2 weeks. So far I'm quite pleased with the progress of my garden. Should be eating fresh green vegetables in 4 to 5 weeks.
Again, thank you ladies for your help and guidance.
Yours in vegetable bliss,

Rusty
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