Spined Soldier Bug
(Common Name)
Beneficial Predator
(General Category)
Hemiptera:Pentatomidae
(Taxonomic Classification)
Podisus maculiventris
(Scientific Name)

Spined Soldier Bug Adult PlainSpined Soldier Bug Nymph Plain

Description: This spined soldier bug nymph has subdued and is eating a

caltalpa shpinx moth larva (a type of hornworm, Ceratomia catalpae), that is

many times it's own size.

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