Brown Stink Bug
Photgraph by W.L. Tedders - The University of Florida
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Common names: Brown Stink Bug
Scientific name: Euschistus servus
Region: This bug is found in the eastern United States with similar species in the west and in Canada.
Life cycle: This insect produces one generation each year and can hibernates as an adult or egg.
Physical Description: This Stink Bug is brown with a checked border beneath its wing covers, is 1/2 inch long, and shaped similar to a shield. It lays its eggs on leaves and fruit.
Feeding characteristics: This pest damages blackberry, cabbage, corn, peach and tomato plants, when the adults and nymphs puncture the fruit skins, causing a gummy substance to appear.
The injured fruit will appear pitted. Many similar stink bugs are predaceous.
Controls: The most effective preventive maintenance is weed control. The pests are also vulnerable to soap sprays for serious infestations dust with sabadilla.
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