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