It's #bugweek at UF this week! Pictured is a nymph of a southern green stink bug at the University of Florida in Gainesville. This stink bug uses piercing and sucking parts in its mouth to eat entire plants, but they prefer to snack on developing fruits and shoots. They have a life cycle of 65-70 days beginning with five developmental stages, each lasting 7 days. This particular individual is in its fifth developmental stage as a nymph and will soon turn completely green as a fully mature adult. The UF/IFAS focuses on research and education in order to learn more about arthropods and how they fit into Earth’s complex ecosystems. .
Caught red-handed!!!! Look at that big hole he had just eaten! 😡😡😡 I spent a good 45 minutes inspecting the rest of my rose buds. I didn't find anymore, but will be keeping an extremely close eye. Let the insect control begin! 😜
I reviewed @rescuepestcontrol Trapstik Wasp Traps several years ago and have been buying them ever since. Very simple: Wasps are attracted to the colors and they get stuck. Took this picture this afternoon. Already bought two at @acehardware this season.