Bugs on tomatoes
I have a hybrid sweet 100 cherry tomatoe plant and it's doing well I have appx 50 to 60 fruits growing and starting to ripe. Well allow sudden I notice this bug I've never seen before it's a bright red orange color and flat like a stink bug. That's the best I can describe it has long antennae and many legs it looks like. And then the next day I found a brown colored one. I've been trying to watch and keep them off and now today I find 6 or 7 little... Smaller than a pea.. red spider or ant looking bugs. I'm totally scared to touch them for some reason. I rushed them off. I live in SW Florida I garden in a rolling container garden and use eggs, coffee grinds, Epsom salt and just recently tried banana peels. And it's in with one sweet banana pepper plant. And I never see a year bugs on it. Ugh any thoughts? T. I. A
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Yes, this is a Tomato Stink Bug or Arvelius albopunctatus.
I would pick off the pest and dispose of.
I would then treat the plants with Neem Oil.
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