What is this bug?

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  1. tomatillotransfer

    tomatillotransfer New Member

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    Hello, again I'm new to growing most things.

    My calamondin small tree (potted) has been growing well. It's outside right now. Today I found a bunch of these (picture attached) bugs on it.

    Are they bad? What should I do (if anything)?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Some sort of stink bug, here are the species in the Ottawa area: Observations · iNaturalist

    This one looks like it needs to go through another moult or two before it is an adult (when it will be more readily identified to species), but I am fairly certain it is _not_ brown marmorated stink bug, which is a problematic introduced invasive: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug | WSU Tree Fruit | Washington State University (a Washington resource, but they are in Ontario as well)

    Handpick and kill in soapy water seems to be the suggestion, if you choose: Managing Pests in Gardens: Vegetables: Invertebrates—Stink bugs
     

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