- Author: Shimat Joseph
- Author: Surendra Dara
- Author: Mark Bolda
A brief FYI for those of you who have seen this bug in your strawberries. It's not uncommon this year.
This is a Say stink bug, Chlorochroa sayi and can cause deformation depending on the stage of the fruit. Note the orange stripe around the outer edge of the body. The triangular area in the back has four yellow spots. This species is a pest in tomatoes, but this year there are high numbers of them in vegetable fields.
Rather than re-writing what is already written on this pest in the UC IPM guidelines, we provide this link from tomatoes: