What is it?

Asked September 12, 2017, 1:41 PM EDT

Bug is eating all of a friends plants.

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

These are Harlequin Bug nymphs. There are typically vegetable crop pests but will feed on a variety of leaves. They are especially attracted to Cleome. See http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/harlequin-bug for information about the Harlequin Bug, its host plants, life cycle, host plants, signs and symptoms, monitoring, and control.