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Sandpoint, ID
May 16, 2018 2:39 PM CST
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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Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
Ponds Hellebores Composter Herbs Keeper of Koi Keeps Horses
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Aquaponics Greenhouse Clematis Lilies Cut Flowers
May 16, 2018 2:51 PM CST
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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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 16, 2018 2:55 PM CST
They look like stink bugs .
They, literally ! Suck !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
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May 16, 2018 3:18 PM CST

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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Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Bookworm Cat Lover
May 16, 2018 7:41 PM CST
Could be sawflies, can't tell from the picture. Definitely Hymenoptera.
Sandpoint, ID
May 16, 2018 7:45 PM CST
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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