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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Bug ID Reply with quote

Hi. I found this bug in my greenhouse on the leaf of a thread Palm. Anyone know what he is. Should I kill it or leave it be


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a Green shield bug, TMAK.
Virtually harmless.
I'd leave it be.

If folks want to see one in motion they can take a look at this video.......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xWqjs_XJ14

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages.html
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