Rice Stink Bug

Oebalus pugnax, the rice stink bug

photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 160, f/13, 1/200 sec
Lit with indirect foreground & background strobes

2 thoughts on “Rice Stink Bug”

  1. Hello, I have a question. Recently we found some insects in our rice storage container. They are tiny, look black to naked eye. They look somewhat like adult lice, but aren’t lice. Under our microscope, they look brownish and have long hairy antennas like (2 prongs) one of them had what looked like eggs that look sheen bluish and round, reflecting the microscope light. Their bodies look like the insect on the right side of this website, the one next to the “popular images”, except it has a longer, thiner bottom (end) and one of them also had two prongs on the end. Are you interested in taking a look at these insects? We found them in white long grain rice. We could send some of our collected ones in the mail to you….we are just wondering if we should discard the rice. We could also send you the rice that still has some of these insects in it…wondering if you would let us know what they are. Send me an email if you are interested in helping us find out.
    thanks for reading my note.

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