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Bug found on bean leaf 070711

Observed: 7th July 2011 By: jkrishner
Bug found on bean leaf 070711

2mm beetle found in cluster on underside of French Bean leaf. Dark brown Head/Thorax; Light brown/(Caramel?) lower body with four lighter spots on wing cases. Help needed in naming.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Palomena prasina interacts


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Little nymphs!

Yes I think you are right. Very quick - thanks! Quite tricky to identify as they don't yet resemble a shield bug. Nymphs eh?

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Yes they go through 5 moults often each moult looks like a different one, the small pores where the shield will develp contain the stink glands SB are sometimes known as stink bugs - they really do get a bad press Nice picture these are tiny so its a good macro More here


Best Wishes