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May 16, 2018 2:39 PM CST
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Found these guys on my bush beans and then crawling around on my marigolds. I planted earlier than last year, we basically live in the woods, didn't see these guys last year. Help!
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May 16, 2018 2:51 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Looks like nates or flies. Hang yellow sticky tape on poles to attract them away from the beans.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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May 16, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
They look like stink bugs .
They, literally ! Suck !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
May 16, 2018 3:18 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Definitely not stink bugs. They may be Hymenoptera (wasps, ants, bees), I don't think they are flies because the antennae are long. If you could see how many pairs of wings there are it would clinch between the two (one pair for flies and two pairs for Hymenoptera). I can't see the other distinguishing characteristics from the angle. I'm not sure that they're up to no good, some Hymenoptera can be beneficial while others like sawflies might be a problem. @GregC probably can narrow it down.
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May 16, 2018 7:41 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Could be sawflies, can't tell from the picture. Definitely Hymenoptera.
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May 16, 2018 7:45 PM CST
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Sandpoint, ID
GregC said:Could be sawflies, can't tell from the picture. Definitely Hymenoptera.

I will check daily and try to capture a better photo, my phone doesn't like to focus on tiny bugs on leaves, lol.

Thank you.
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