"red bugs on tomatoes"
"My tomato plants are healthy and have put out a lot of fruits, however, before the fruits can ripe, I see small ""dimples"" on the surface of the fruit. These ""dimples"" remain green, although the non-""dimpled"" areas on the fruit turn red. This green extends into the fruit as well. What is the problem?"
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

The damage you describe is typical of stink bug feeding injury on tomato fruits. The bugs pierce the fruits to feed and where they inject their toxin, the fruit remains green. Although unsightly, the fruit is still edible. You can spray an insecticide to control the stink bugs if you desire.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors