Shield and Stink Bugs
Shield bugs are characterized by a body that generally looks like a shield and needle-like mouthpart for piercing plants. Some species are known as “stink bugs” for having a foul-smelling chemical defense.
Wingless nymphs spend most of their time feeding on the plants they hatch on. They disperse for mating after developing wings. Shield bugs occasionally gather in large groups, causing significant crop damage. The sunn pest can cause heavy wheat and barley losses.
Most species feed on plant sap and some feed on insects.
Fields of northern and western Jordan, including the Amman region and the Jordan River Valley.