Green Shieldbug

Name: Green Shieldbug

Scientific name: Palomena prasina

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

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About: A recent beneficiary of global warming, the Green Shieldbug was once restricted to southern England. In recent years, however, Green Shieldbugs have been on the march, and is now common and widespread across much of England and Wales and spreading ever northwards. The Green Shieldbug feeds on a wide variety of plants, helping to make this one species which could turn up anywhere.

How to identify: The commonest green shieldbug. Told from the similar Gorse Shieldbug by the dark grey sides.

Where: Widespread, becoming rarer in the north.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 20

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Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Taileda
    • Date: 2015-04-10 11:15:31
    • Taileda

    i saw a flying thing and mum said it looked like a fruit fly but it was a bit shieldbugy

  • Taileda
    • Date: 2015-04-10 11:14:25
    • Taileda

    i saw a flying thing and mum said it looked like a fruit fly but it was a bit shieldbugy

  • Mandona
    • Date: 2012-02-17 12:39:11
    • Mandona

    In the summer we get shield bugs in our garden. They're really cool!!

  • Martinudes
    • Date: 2011-08-14 21:04:31
    • Martinudes

    wow such a amazing creature never saw one and probly never will.

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-13 20:02:12
    • Wigeonona

    im a massive bug fan and i love shield bugs. Although they do give of that horrible smell...

  • Sunfyas
    • Date: 2011-04-16 18:27:19
    • Sunfyas

    I'm not a bugs fan but I kinda like this one and want to see it strait away if I can!

  • Capeea
    • Date: 2010-11-30 09:54:39
    • Capeea

    Saw a few of these over the summer on minibeast hunts. They are my son's favourite bug.

  • Swiftwing
    • Date: 2010-07-31 09:25:50
    • Swiftwing

    its cind'o cool um

  • Owluna
    • Date: 2010-05-14 20:30:59
    • Owluna

    i saw one of these yeterday but it was really dark green not light like this one