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UCO Unidentified Crawling Object?

A strange visitor seen crawling on my Firebush Hamilia patens. Do you know what it is?

It is a friend or foe?

black-bug

It is a Black Stink Bug (Proxys punctulatus). Foe? Sort of. They like to feed by sucking out plant juices. While this can cause some discolored stems and unslightly leaves, they typically never invade in larger enough numbers to do any significant damage. I just let this little guy continue on about his day. Now if he brings a truckload of his friends over, we’ll have to discuss a relocation plan.

2 thoughts on “UCO Unidentified Crawling Object?”

  1. You have a beautiful site! I love the details of the stink bug in the picture. I live in Texas, too. We live in Austin and love it! Have you been getting any rain? We need it desperately. :) Enjoyed looking at your site!!

    1. Jacqueline D'Elia

      Thank you for the compliments. I’ve been working hard on taking some good photos. We’ve had a little rain, not much. I am headed over to check your site. :)

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