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Colin Skelly
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I found a bunch of these on my raspberries this morning. I couldn't find any riddance that they were eating the leaves our the fruit so I'm guessing that they are predators.

Thanks for any info on them.
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Scott Strough
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Looks like a green Stink Bug to me.-Chlorochroa rossiana

http://bugguide.net/node/view/111519
http://bugguide.net/node/view/468578
 
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Yep...me too Scott...
 
Leila Rich
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If that is a stink/shield bug, and not some foreign lookalike...
Watch out, they're juice suckers and can do a lot of damage to fruit.
Ages ago, I didn't realise the bugs in my garden were stink bug nymphs-they look really different-
until the sods all turned green and sucked my tomatoes dry!
The 'stink' part is very effective-I've never seen birds eat them.
Sensible birds: ate one by mistake as a kid, and the smell still makes me a bit queasy.
 
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yep green stink bug. You need a nice population of assassin beetles to get rid of them naturally, that and the praying mantis are the only two predators that I know of that eat the little stinkers. I've watched the predator bugs on our farm. My observations bear out that the mentioned predators are the only ones on our property that go after the stink bugs.
 
Patrick Mann
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I was also fooled by the nymphs - by the time I figured it out the population was huge. Squash them or shake them into a bucket of soapy water.
 
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