Harlequin Bug

Harlequin Bug

The harlequin bug is another in the  stinkbug family.  This one is more brightly colored and easily seen.

Size

1/2″

Damage

The stinkbug damages plants by sucking its juices out of the leaves, stems or fruit.

Control

These bugs are large enough that they can be pulled off and smashed or drowned in soapy water.  However, if a spray is desired NEEM or other agricultural oils should work.