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Old Sep 15, 2009, 09:14 PM
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Name That Garden Insect

They're all over some of my tomato plants - which aren't producing much good fruit lately. Not sure if these are the guys ruining the tomatoes, or the guys eating the guys ruining the tomatoes. Either way, they're freaking me out...

They are about an inch long and the do fly...
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 09:32 PM
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We have them
I think we call them stink bugs.
Smash one and see.

Wife said they do eat our tomatoes and such.
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 09:40 PM
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Maybe stink-bugs is a colloquial name for them? Teh Stink bugs we have here in TX dont have such long legs.

These are leaf-footed bugs. We had a lot of trouble with them on out tomatoes last year - insecticidal soap got rid of them very well.

http://www.houma.com/Home/tabid/55/m...4/Default.aspx
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 09:56 PM
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That's it Sprydle, thanks. The assault begins tomorrow!
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 01:12 AM
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Insecticidal soaps have negative reviews with this insect.

Find a food crop approved product labeled for piercing sucking insects, it may not be spelled out as stink bugs or leaf footed plant bugs on the label.

MAKE SURE you read the label thoroughly and adhere to any harvest intervals, PPE requirements, restricted entry intervals or other precautions.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 04:48 PM
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A pair of needle nose pliers will work................


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Old Sep 16, 2009, 05:41 PM
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sevin dust will make them go away...they will mess up your tomatoes
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