spined soldier bug., Podisus maculiventris

Spined Soldier Bug: Evil looking Good Guy

As a general rule stink bugs are harmful players in the vegetable garden. Because of this fact, it’s all too easy to mistakenly kill one of the gardener’s greatest allies The spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris, though a stink bug, is beneficial, very beneficial. This little bug eats many garden pests, including: the Colorado potato …

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