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friend or foe?



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Great photo sorry dont know if it a friend or foe

27 May, 2008

 

ive seen these before but just cant remember what they are lol, old age creeping up on me, keep forgetting things

27 May, 2008

 

Hi Irish,It is a Shield Bug and is pretty harmless in my experience.

27 May, 2008

 

thanks mcneill

27 May, 2008

 

OMG !

29 May, 2008

 

We call them Stink Bugs over here...they give off a nasty odour when they are disturbed... And although I'm not completely certain..I believe they are a bug that can transport plant diseases. will have to check that out.

31 May, 2008

 

aye i did google them lori, stink bug and shield bug. i didnt see anything about them transporting plant diseases but i will have another look

31 May, 2008

 

Found a site that said they (or other types of stink bug) are considered responsible for the "cat face" deformation of various fruits most commonly apples.

31 May, 2008

 

I think these are as much a Garden asset as Butterflies.. There are several diffedrent kinds, as far as I know niot likely to do serious harm to anyone or anything

29 May, 2009



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