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Ozark Lady
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Name this bug!

I found an interesting bug...

Is it a ladybug, or something quite different?
What is with the odd costume? Quit colorful.

[img]https://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww281/Ozark_Lady/100_2805_phixrb.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww281/Ozark_Lady/100_2806_phixr.jpg[/img]

I still have focus issues, but this bug ran fast on anything except the white paper, figures!
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Not a ladybug!!
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That's the nymphal form of the Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica. It's a serious pest and can cause significant damage to plants. See [url=https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/leaf/harlequin_bug.HTM]this site[/url] for detailed information.

[img]https://waynesword.palomar.edu/images/harleq2b.jpg[/img]
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Ozark Lady
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I did find this bug in the bed that had the harlequin bug infestation.

I thought the good guys had arrived!! :twisted:

Actually, I thought potato beetle? Squash beetle?
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!

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