Bug ID request

padkison

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I found a bunch of these on a thistle. Anyone know what they are?




 

Gigas

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They aren't aphids..
Some young hemiptera , I'll assume the brown one is an adult one
 

padkison

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Thanks, narrowed it down to the Family of Leaf-Footed Bugs (Coreidae) using Bugguide.net
 

DITB

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i see those here all the time(i think... cant really see the whole adult bug) leave a bad sent on ya if you touch them so here we just call them stink bugs.......or thats what i think they are anyways{D
 

Mr. Mordax

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They aren't "true" stink bugs -- those tend to be a lot more broadly-shaped.

A lot of Hemiptera will leave a stink on you, though (a lot of Coleoptera, too, so some people wind up calling beetles stink "bugs" :mad:).
 

beetleman

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They aren't "true" stink bugs -- those tend to be a lot more broadly-shaped.

A lot of Hemiptera will leave a stink on you, though (a lot of Coleoptera, too, so some people wind up calling beetles stink "bugs" :mad:).
yeah, that is true,also some assassins can stink ya too,nasty smell{D
 

LeilaNami

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Those are the nymphs of some kind of cactus bug I believe. The cactus bug nymphs I catch primarily feed on prickly pear cacti and don't have the spines however.
 
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