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Is this bug harmful to my plants

imageI've seen a few of them this morning but only on the clematis. What are they ? 


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,454

    This from the link provided by Hostafan1.

    "No damage is caused by the common green shield bug. The southern green shield bug may cause distorted bean pods and damaged fruits"  Nothing in the text to explain how to identify the southern from the northern.  Do we have to listen to the accent?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Not a lot of bean pods on a clematis so you're probably safe

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • The native shield bug has a darker rear end than the southern one, which is mostly just green.

    But yes, your clematis should be fine :p

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918
    nutcutlet says:

    Not a lot of bean pods on a clematis so you're probably safe

    See original post


    They're lovely things to have in the garden image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Bean pods? image

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,421

    I don't care what they've bean; I want to know what they are now!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,995

    We love finding Shield bugs in the garden. They're beautiful image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295
    Jimmy Crawford says:

    Bean pods? image

    See original post

     see KT53's post

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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