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Two species of green shield bug occur in Britain. The common green shield bug is native to Britain, and of widespread occurrence. The southern green shield bug is an arrival from elsewhere in Europe that became established in the in south east England in 2003.
Common green shield bug (Palomena prasina). Credit: RHS/Entomology.
These bugs are sap-sucking insects that can be found on a wide range of plants. The adults, when viewed from above, have a distinctive shield-like shape.
Green shield bug (native)
Southern green shield bug
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