Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina)

Order: Hemiptera (he-MIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Pentatomidae (pen-ta-TOM-id-ee) (Info)
Genus: Palomena
Species: prasina

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Billerica, Massachusetts
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Fort Worth, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Cathan, Washington
Yellow Spring, West Virginia
Prescott, Wisconsin
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Members' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 24, 2006, bonitin from Gent
Belgium (Zone 8a) wrote:

Found in town garden in Gent (Belgium-Europe)

Negative

On Oct 29, 2006, docsab from Newtown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I usually find these on my tomato plants. The sucking mouthparts often damage the fruit. The insect is somewhat elusive and quickly retreats to the opposite side of the leaf when approached.