Shield bugs - do we like?

Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 258

What do they actually do ? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,582

    They live and fly about and sit on my arm a lot image  The mother Shield Bug 'broods' her eggs like a chicken does. 

    They live on plant sap, but in this country they don't do any noticeable damage to our plants.

    They're beautiful and fascinating little creatures and there are many varieties.  Enjoy image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,084

    Yes, we do like them .  They live.......just like you and I image

  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 258

    That's good, thanks. Was a bit spooked, sat enjoying the garden and this shield bug sat next to me,.... Haha I had to move but need to stop being a wimp !  

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,084

    If that Shield Bug chose you Flora.......that's love at first sight.  Curb your wimpish tendenciesimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I'm friends with any insect except horseflies and mozziesimage

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    I had one land on my hand a long time ago and it started sucking i just knocked it

    off but it did hurt a lot.
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