Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bug invading my yard

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I have a small flower bed with some windflowers and the plants are covered with these little guys. I can't figure out what type of insect they are. Any ideas?

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Hi, Ethan:

Thank you for including the great, detailed images....

Those are nymphs (immatures, juveniles, "babies") of stink bugs called "Bagrada bugs," which are native to Africa if my memory serves me.  Here is more about them:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/218359

and my blog post:

http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-bagrada-bug.html

Thanks for sharing your discovery :-)

Eric

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I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.

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Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

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Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

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Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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One of the top 50 experts in all categories for AllExperts.com, 2009.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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