Tag Archives: Bugs on Eupatorium perfoliatum

08.27.2020-They’re really not that bad

When folks think of stink bugs they don’t do so with enthusiasm.  But they are actually beneficial to gardeners.  Anchor Stink Bugs- Stiretrus anchorago are predatory, feeding on the larvae of many beetles and lepidoptera that are considered pests themselves. One reason … Continue reading

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08.10.2015 Honest honey, it’s not what it looks like

Although I am sure this shot isn’t going to make anyone jealous, it isn’t what it seems…really, it isn’t.  🙂 This is a pair of jagged ambush bugs.Phymata sp. It is fairly common to find a male riding a female’s … Continue reading

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