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Anyone know what kind of insect this is?

  1. Apr 10, 2010 #1
    We have heard that the http://www.uvm.edu/albeetle/faq.html#2" is invading the Massachusetts area. I don't think that this is one since it does not look like the one in the photo; but I want to rule out the possibility of it being a relative.

    Any ideas on what this is?


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  3. Apr 10, 2010 #2

    Astronuc

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  4. Apr 10, 2010 #3

    drizzle

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    A 5 leged insect!..... :yuck:
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2010 #5

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    Looks like a stink bug to me.
    [PLAIN]http://www.schizofunaddict.com/stinkbug.jpg [Broken]
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2010 #6

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    Impossible. Take a closer look - you bug has three legs on the left, two on the right, while Saladsamurai's bug has three on right, two on left.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 #7

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    Saladsamurai has flipped his bug's photo, right Salad?
    Is it even possible for a bug to have an odd number of legs?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 #8
    If one gets ripped off, yes.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 #9

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    So we can say both Salad and Golfguy have an awkward habit of ripping off a bug's leg? And one is right handed while the other is left handed? :biggrin:..... :yuck:
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 #10

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    You have finally started to think on the correct wavelength.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2010 #11

    dlgoff

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    Yea. Then we smell our fingers. hmmm.......
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 #12

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  14. Apr 10, 2010 #13

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  15. Apr 10, 2010 #14
    Wow. So many good posts here I don't even know where to start. :smile:
    But anyway, I just received an email from someone at the USDA who has informed me that it is a http://bugguide.net/node/view/311242". Nice call Astronuc!

    So I set him free in the woods. :smile:
     
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  16. Apr 10, 2010 #15

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    I don't think so. Doesn't my picture look exactly like the OPs?
    It's a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatomoidea" [Broken].
    We should wait for Saladsamurai to reply after taking a whiff.
     
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  17. Apr 10, 2010 #16

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    Dang Astronuc
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 #17
    any suggestions on non-conventional insecticide control of these things? i've been trying to grow some different types of squash and other curcurbits this year, and i'm just eat up with stink bugs and leaf-footed bugs. i've tried Dawn detergent in water, which works great, but is very hard on the foliage. plus, it requires a great deal of vigilance. would something like boric acid be a good thing to try? i'm about at the end of my rope with these guys. the worst part is the leaf-footed bugs attack the tomatoes, and pretty soon you've got fruit that is scarred with about a 100 or so hypodermic punctures and has the complexion of a meth addict.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2010 #18
    seems people say that too much boron can be phytotoxic. so i said the heck with it and whacked them with malathion.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2010 #19
    I boil one ounce of tobacco in 1/2 gallon of water, a rapid boil for about 25 minutes. Strain it in coffee filters. Add 1/4 cup of grated Fels-Naptha soap, mix very well. Spray tops and bottom of leafs and you can also spray the veggies, use it on flowers and trees too.

    This mixture works so well killing many kinds of bugs, that for years I haven't used anything else. I use it about every 3 weeks.
     
  21. Jul 28, 2010 #20
    thanks, i'll have to try that. i remember stocking Octagon soap back when i worked at the grocery years ago, but the Fels-Naptha is new to me.
     
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