Stink bug trap with soap, water, pop bottle and LED light

Cheap and Easy Stink-Bug Soda Bottle Trap

Stink Bugs - Family Pentatomidae: Green stink bug adult, with triangular scutellum marked in blue.

What Makes Stink Bugs Stink?

Stink Bugs - Family Pentatomidae: Green stink bug adult, with triangular scutellum marked in blue.

Green Stink Bug Eggs and First Instars

Green Stink Bug Eggs and First Instars

Green stink bug nymphs dine on the leaves of a dogwood tree. The nymphs and adults have piercing-sucking mouthparts and can cause damage to soybean fields. They migrate to Iowa from southern states each summer. Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when threatened. Photo by Ed Rood/Special to the Ames Tribune

Green stink bug nymphs dine on the leaves of a dogwood tree. The nymphs and adults have piercing-sucking mouthparts and can cause damage to soybean fields. They migrate to Iowa from southern states each summer. Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when threatened. Photo by Ed Rood/Special to the Ames Tribune

DIY: organic fly trap..also a green way to use those 2ltr soda bottles! Ingenious

DIY: Organic Fly Trap

DIY: organic fly trap..also a green way to use those 2ltr soda bottles! Ingenious

Who wouldn't love that face? The green stink bug (Acrosternum hilare) is - unlike the brown marmorated stink bugs we've mostly gotten since we've lived here - a native species. It actually says very good things about our garden that we've started seeing so many of them! Plus they're really adorable. The one problem with them is their name; "stink bug" is neither flattering nor particularly accurate. We prefer to think of them by their other name, shield bugs.

Who wouldn't love that face? The green stink bug (Acrosternum hilare) is - unlike the brown marmorated stink bugs we've mostly gotten since we've lived here - a native species. It actually says very good things about our garden that we've started seeing so many of them! Plus they're really adorable. The one problem with them is their name; "stink bug" is neither flattering nor particularly accurate. We prefer to think of them by their other name, shield bugs.

Common stinkbugs: (clockwise from left) southern green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare; redshouldered stink bug, Thyanta pallidovirens; and consperse stink bug, Euschistus conspersus.

Common stinkbugs: (clockwise from left) southern green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare; redshouldered stink bug, Thyanta pallidovirens; and consperse stink bug, Euschistus conspersus.

Southern green stink bug nymph by Panayotis1, via Flickr

Southern green stink bug nymph by Panayotis1, via Flickr

Green Stink Bug

Green Stink Bug

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