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adult red-shoulder stink bug
Overview of the Redbanded Stink Bug
First described in 1837, Piezodorus guildinii (a.k.a the red-shouldered stink bug) has been reported throughout the Americas. In Brazil, it is one of the principal pentatomid pests of soybean and has been common since 1970. In North America, it occurs in the southeast, as far north as Arkansas, as far east as South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and as far west as New Mexico.
red-shoulder stink bug markings
Redbanded Stink Bug Identification
Adults are 10-12 mm and brilliant green, but as they get older, they may appear more yellow. Adults normally have two stripes across the back of the thorax, one yellow and one dark red to purple or even black .
Online Soybean Insect Identification Guide
Web-friendly LSU AgCenter Soybean Insect Identification Guide (publication 3127) with link to the Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide for controlling insects.
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Using a Sweep Net for Insect Scouting
Dr. Roger Leonard demonstrates how to effectively use a sweep net in a soybean field for insect scouting. (Runtime: 5:48)
Green Stink Bug
The Southern Green Stink Bug and the Brown Stink Bug
The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), and the brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say), are common pests in Louisiana agricultural crops including cotton, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. The objective of this presentation is to point out some visual differences between the two species which are helpful for early field detection.
Stink Bug
Seed Treatments: An Alternative Pesticide Delivery System
In Louisiana, southern green stink bugs and brown stink bugs (Figures 1, 2 and 3) have become common pests of corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat. In corn, an infestation can cause injury to the plant from seedling emergence through ear formation and grain development. Seedlings punctured by stink bugs exhibit small holes surrounded by localized dead tissue.
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