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Japan's farmers struggle with mass generation of stink bugs

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By Takehiro Ehama

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An important, but in perspective very small, example of the growing problems that will happen around the world thanks to climate change.

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Horrible little insects. Don't squash them.

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More pesticides on our food. Yum!

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They are eaten in Mexico- particularly in the states of Morelos and Guerrero. They say the flavor resembles cinnamon, or sometimes a bitter medicinal flavor. The bugs can be used for making sauces or as taco filling.

Maybe a new business plan?

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My local combini sometimes has to use brooms to sweep them away. A friend of mine recently moved house because she hates them so much. Don’t stand on them!

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Their range is extending in North America too as northerly latitudes warm up.

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So those harsher winters, like last yr (2021-2022), due to climate change, arent killing the bugs ?

" global warming and other issues."

Wonder wot those other issues might be.....

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eat the bugs or you will eat more pesticide. you choose

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Eat stinky bugs?

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Predators of brown marmorated stink bugs include:

Birds

Bats

Spiders

Assassin bugs

Predatory stink bugs

Parasitic flies

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One of them fell into my cooked barbeque meat one evening while camping.

I will never forget biting down on it.

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buchailldana

way too much info, just ate lunch.

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I think they've been the cause of the death of one of my Garden Trees :(

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