Spined Soldier Bug
Podisus maculiventris

  


The Spined Soldier Bug is a medium-sized predatory stink bug that preys on a wide variety of other insects, especially larval forms of moths and butterflies. The primary colors range from silver and black to gold, copper and tan. This beneficial species is associated with several crops in Florida and Alabama, including alfalfa, celery, soybeans and cotton.

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