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Shield Bugs

Shield bugs defend themselves by producing a foul odour. They are commonly referred to as 'stink bugs'.

Other invertebrates Bushland Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: Superfamily Pentatomoidea

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Shield Bugs frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Shrubs and foliage

Diet: Sap from plants or other insects

Water: Shallow dish or frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pollinator, weed and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Shield bugs are diverse and provide various ecological roles to the garden including pollinations, weed control, and pest control. If you see one in your backyard, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor there population and distribution.

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