These green stink bugs are large and have an oval shape, often referred to as shield shaped. Their bright green color makes them hard to miss.
You can probable guess how the stink bug got its name. Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor of a chemical they produce and they will release this foul smelling chemical if threatened or crushed.
Stink bugs use their sharp mouth parts to pierce plants and suck juices from it. Most stink bugs don’t cause a tremendous amount of plant damage, unless their population gets out of hand.
They will feed on flowers, leaves, stems and fruits. They can become a pest inside the home as well.