Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Stinkbugs...

Finally, I've identified the stinkbugs on my tomatoes... The leaffooted bug Leptoglossus phyllopus (L.). On this useful IFAS site.

6 comments:

jdcasey said...

I had to deal with a lot of these attempting to breed on my tomatoes this year. What I finally figured out was that I could approach them from below and pull off the leaf they were sitting on. If I did this, I had a chance at killing them before they flew off. Everything else I tried either warned them before I could grab them, or else did collateral damage to the tomatoes.

In the end, I had intermittent problems with these guys right up until I pulled the tomatoes out. Good luck.

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hm said...

Thanks for this. I recently found a collection of eggs on my tomato plants, and was wondering what they were; I see from the page you reference that they are these stinkbug eggs. I'll be more diligent about being sure I get rid of them now.

Mary said...

I've been trying to get rid of the stink but infestation in my pumpkin patch with Neem oil and soap/oil/baking soda spray. They seem to be almost gone, though I saw one this morning again. Have you found a solution?

Mary said...

Sorry, that was supposed to read 'stink BUG.' :)

jason said...

so, have you not been down while harvesting your crops? have you find a solution to get rid of this nasty stink bugs?