Saw many of these on my broccoli plant. Never saw them in the garden before today

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I guess you live in North America? Your broccoli is infested with the harlequin cabbage bug (Murgantia histrionica) You took a picture of one of the nymphs. Link to Wikipedia: Harlequin cabbage bug

To get rid of them, according to Wikipedia: Handpick every bug and nymph off your plants. Search carefully for eggs, which are black and white striped and come in packets of a dozen 2] 3] 4] 5]

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    $\begingroup$ Some excellent photographs! Garden pest or not, it's a delightful-looking creature. $\endgroup$ Jan 3, 2020 at 21:35

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