Something odd was going on - that green bug on the
needle wasn't trying to get away from me when I approached with my
camera. Humm.... let's have a closer look.
That little tiny dark bug was hanging by its back legs and holding onto the
big green bug for dear life. It tried to back away from me but the
weight of its prey slowed it down.
The little black and red bug is a stinkbug nymph called
Euthyrhynchus floridanus, Florida predatory stinkbug
. Like a
sucks blood, it
is slurping out the innards of the planthopper, or
at least it was before I bothered it. Then it was just stuck on it
because it couldn't get its proboscis out to drop the dead weight of the
green bug to get away.
The green bug is a planthopper; I think it's an Acanalonia
servillei. I picked the bugs
up to prevent
the stinkbug from retreating to some place I couldn't reach or dropping
to vanish in the pine needles and weeds
how tiny they are on my finger? The little bug would NOT sit still!