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Monday September 16, 2013

Jacksonport, AR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: do these bugs like to hang out on my ripe tomatoes? I think these are called assassin bugs.

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13. CalicoBass
11:50 AM GMT on September 20, 2013
Thanks Patty for the commment!
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12. deepwoods
1:34 PM GMT on September 19, 2013
Those are called stink bugs here in Maine. They have made their way into our home from time to time. They serve a good purpose though, and this is a stunning/shocking photo!!! Just don't let them enter your home. Great shot!

Patty
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11. CalicoBass
9:34 AM GMT on September 18, 2013
Thanks again for the great comments!
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10. nanapoo
11:44 PM GMT on September 17, 2013
Bugs and frogs! Everyone wants your maters!
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9. gingyb
12:59 PM GMT on September 17, 2013
Don't like the looks of them, but the experts have said they are good bugs. So live on fellows. I like good bugs. Well sorta.
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8. YouKnowWho
2:31 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
Yuk! But still cool!
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7. gilg72
2:31 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
Cause it's there! I would be very much attracted to it too.
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6. katy99780
2:07 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
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Excellent shot Delana, and WUnderful information from the members!
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5. NightHawkXO
1:31 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
Those are predatory insects and are actually good for your crops. I see a young one in the group so that rules out a reproduction event and most likely they found really tiny white fly larvae in the fruit and were in a feeding frenzy.

Assassin bugs are among the most expensive to buy so it makes sense to keep them happy so they keep comming back to help your crops.
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4. CalicoBass
12:56 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
LOL, love your comment and your husbands saying Kathy!
I'll leave them be then, if they eat other bugs :)
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3. ChrisAnthemum
12:54 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
These are beneficial insects that prey on other bugs, so there is no need to destroy them. As for why they congregate on your tomatoes, as my husband would say, it beateth me! ^)^

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2. CalicoBass
12:53 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
LOL, Thanks Wilma for the comment, me too! We've already pulled up most of the tomato plants, may just get rid of the rest of them too. I don't like fighting for my maters :)
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1. Kennebunker
12:50 AM GMT on September 17, 2013
Ewwww! Hope you find a way to deter these critters before they come in the house on the harvest! Nice, sharp shot here, Delana.
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