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    Found this green thing.

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    You are correct.a Shield bug.

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    Bit of a beastie. Put it outside it went near a wall and a spider ran out and grabbed it.
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    Unbelievable, fishing today and saw several shieldbug's blown onto the water and the trout were straight on them, I've never seen trout take them before but this year seems to be a year of firsts for me anyway.

    They are very protective of their young. Let out a stinking liquid if handled roughly, but then don't we all.
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    Some people call them stink bugs because of the smell they give off when under threat but I've always called them shield bugs. I first came across them back in 1997 in a commercial green house where we had to catch them and send them off for analysis. Maybe someone should make an imitation one if they haven't already.

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    Forest Shieldbug (Pentatoma Rufipes)



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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel67 View Post
    Some people call them stink bugs because of the smell they give off when under threat but I've always called them shield bugs. I first came across them back in 1997 in a commercial green house where we had to catch them and send them off for analysis. Maybe someone should make an imitation one if they haven't already.
    Tying up one of those would probably give you nightmares for several nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel67 View Post
    Some people call them stink bugs because of the smell they give off when under threat

    Maybe someone should make an imitation one if they haven't already.
    Gutting a trout that has feasted on these is not particularly pleasant.

    A fiery brown hopper in 10 or 12 is usually all that is required

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    came across these years ago apple picking never will forget that horrible smell.

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    Hi, Bughunters in general; the Shield Bug has importance to our Welsh cousins who fish some of the llyns ( lakes , lochs, loughs) and reservoirs of their native land -- I seem to remember hearing that in the right season copies of these distinctive beetles are killers on Clywedog, for example. Perhaps one of our Welsh contributors could expand on that? Nice images, as ever. jadaTC
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