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Unknown Insect. also Plant ID

Hi All, I have 2 questions  i would like to ask,

Firstly can anyone identify this insect for me as i have never seen one before.  The colour looked  luminous green/brown, also it has really long antennas. It landed on my laundry basket yesterday and stayed there quite some time so i got  my camera and took this photo so that someone could identify it for me.

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 Secondly, I purchased a multi pack of shrubs, unfortunately for me there were no identity labels with them. Can someone help me to identify these shrubs please.

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All help and advice given is greatly appreciated... x

 

 

 

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    The insect is one of the Shield Bugs possibly the Birch shield bug. There are lots of different kinds though.

     

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    The first two plants are euonymus.

  • Bug looks like a 'stink bug' to me.

  • I'm inclined to think that shrub no. 3 is a daphne of some sort...although also has resonances of euonymus!  The 4th shrub is definitely a conifer, but one of the softer, less spiny ones, so not a juniper.  Maybe a thuja??

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    Stink bugs are Shield bugs!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,566

    Enlarged 3 doesn't look like a daphne. It looks like something tender that is outside my sphereimage

  • Thank you all for your replies,  I have never heard of the shield/stink bug, I am not very good with creepy crawlies,  i cringe at the thought of them but at the same time i would not harm them,  i certainly  could not pick one up. Just the thought of trying to pick one up makes me shudder.  sadly i am not as brave as you 1Runnybeak1 image

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