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Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.

Gray-Headed Coneflowers must be really juicy in late July. All these little brown stink bugs (Euschistus sp., I think) were crowding onto them while ignoring everything else on the prairie. I only found one on another plant.

Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.
An ant encounters a stink bug (Euschistus sp.?) on a Gray-headed Coneflower.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.

Encounter with an ant.

Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) mate on a Gray-headed Coneflower, as a nymph peeps out from beneath the petals.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.

Notice the nymph peeping out down near the stem....

Stink bugs (Euschistus sp.?) mate on a Gray-headed Coneflower, as a nymph clambers around underneath them.  Photographed in the prairie restoration area at Afton State Park, Minnesota.

...and now clambering around underneath one of the mating adults.

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