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Are green shield bugs harmless?

Nr Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

I have noticed one or two green shield bugs in my garden, are they harmless or should I be concerned?



Hi there Tussiemussie, the RHS have an article saying they are harmless and dont need controlling. The link is

3 Jul, 2007


Thank you Joey, that is nice to know, I had some similar but brown squash bugs last year and they reduced my newly planted rhubarb leaves to skeletons,strange thing for them to eat they didn't touch the squash!

3 Jul, 2007


Oops just read the article and those I saw were uniformly green, might be that new southern one, which can be a pest. If I see any more non-natives I will pick them off and feed them to the ducks!

3 Jul, 2007


Ahhh, actually I am pretty partial to rhubarb myself so I dont blame them!

4 Jul, 2007

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