Stink Bug (Mormidea lugens)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Stink Bug (Mormidea lugens)

this herbivore is extremely tiny as stink bugs go….about 1/4 inch

host: seeds of bluegrass (poa spp.) source: http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/insects/020003t.html

natural enemies: Parasitized by the tachinid Cylindromyia lobata and used as nest provisions by the wasps Bicyrtes ventralis and B. fodiens

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/26013

native to Florida (source: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/VEG/Bagrada_bug.htm)

Shown on Florida Native Plant: PURPLE PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora incarnata)

My take:

It Just Stinksor Does It?
http://web.archive.org/web/20120723020819/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/it-just-stinksor-does-it.html

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