Native Stink Bugs and their Plant Hosts

with Jim Hepler

February 7, 2020

Come and learn more than you ever thought you would about eastern Washington’s local, native stink bugs and the plants they rely on. WSU entomologist and charismatic speaker, Jim Hepler, will share his passion and knowledge — and, if you don’t love stink bugs now, by the end of the night, well — you will at least have an increased respect for their place in our ecosystems.

Rough stink bug
Rough stink bug (Brochymena species) Photo by Jen Weddle

Highland Wonders presentations feature the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. OHA provides these presentations on the first Friday of the month from November through April. These presentations, which start at 6:30 pm, are free to the public (donations are welcome), and clock hours are available for educators. The events take place at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, and dinner is available before the presentations.

Consperse stink bug
Consperse stink bug (Euschistus conspersus) on a bitterbrush plant (Purshia tridentata, a favored host). Photo by Jim Hepler.

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