A green wood bug is a rare visitor in a human dwelling, because it is not a parasite of a person and does not need anything in the house. This green insect is well known for its unpleasantly pronounced smell: that is why the people in the woods got their second name - "bug-stinker".
Detect accidentally flown into the apartment bug can only be in the summer, when the insects are actively multiplying and spreading to new places.
How does a green tree fence look like?
The whole family of real shields has one characteristic feature that distinguishes them from other bugs: sharp angular tips in the anterior part of the trunk (see photo):
They somewhat resemble folded wings and give insects the very form of a shield, for which they received their name. In the lower part of the back, you can see the dark brown membrane of the wings.
Bug green wood is distinguished by its characteristic color of spring greens, which under the belly can turn into yellowness. Toward the autumn, dark brown specks begin to appear on the back of the bug, and by the onset of the first colds it is already completely brown to merge with the surrounding space.
The wings of the arboreal scratcher are quite short and have a very small range. On the head are long enough antennae, consisting of each of 4 segments (the 2nd and 3rd of them are of exactly the same length). As the bug looks green, you can see in the photo below:
Bug eggs resemble light-green balls with a lid, and the larvae change their color several times during moult: in the first stage they are characterized by light brown color, then black-green or even black, and in the final stage the nymphs acquire a beautiful lime color , as well as imago. The only thing that distinguishes a light green nymph from an adult insect is the lack of wings.
"Green beetles flew to our apartment in the summer. Sufficiently massive, and the shape is as if even rectangular, but narrows downward. When one such accidentally crushed (they literally crawled under their feet), they felt a terrible stench. Only then it became clear that this is a real bug-stinker. "
Lifestyle of the insect
Bugs green in the woods in winter are in hibernation, close to the state of suspended animation. For this period they prefer to seek reliable shelter - deciduous litter in the forest, rotten trees or stumps, burrows and spaces under the stones.
With the onset of heat (around April-May), the shields spread over areas where there are suitable plants for feeding. Since the food of the bugs mainly consists of the juices of plants and their fruits, they most often settle on fruit trees and shrubs: raspberry, elderberry, cherry. Can live on ordinary deciduous trees, as well as directly in the grass.
Although green bugs and have wings, they use them quite infrequently, and fly only in case of exceptional necessity : if they are sure that on arrival they are waiting for a food suitable for feeding or this is the only way to escape from predators.
It is interesting
If you notice a bug on a branch and try to approach it, it will not run away and fly away, but will try to shift to the opposite side of the branch from the observer. Therefore, it is so difficult to photograph a sham - on all shots it is visible from below behind a branch or a blade of grass.
Bugs can not bite hard bark of a tree, therefore eat on leaves, grassy plants, sometimes - kidneys and flowers. Sometimes they can even damage cereal crops, but this happens rarely. A bug does not bite a man even in case of danger.
Green bugs in the apartment are an accident, as in captivity they do not reproduce and soon die. For a man, a woodchuck is absolutely not dangerous, so his detection in the dwelling does not threaten anything.
Reproduction of the bug begins immediately after the development of a new place of residence. For one masonry, a female can reproduce 20-40 small bugs. Just a couple of weeks after maturing in the shell of the egg, the bugs are ready to go outside.
Small larvae (nymphs) have four cycles of development, each of which is accompanied by molting and change of color.
It is interesting
Scientists have discovered that the Japanese woody bug, related to the green carpenter, has maternal instincts. It was found that the female bug every day brings the larvae berries of the local tree-olax. Until the full development of larvae in the adult in the habitat of bugs, it was possible to find about 100 bones of wood fruits. Sometimes a caring mother steals such fruits from foreign nests.
Methods to combat the green wood-billboard
A green tree bug is not a real garden pest, capable of causing great damage to the crop. But at the same time, living on berry or herbal cultures, the defender damages leaves, fruits and berries, reducing their total number.
In addition, "bitten" bug-fruit will have a characteristic unpleasant smell. Such a product no longer wants to eat or use for conservation.
You can get rid of wood bugs in the garden or garden in the following ways:
- Mechanical. If there are few bugs on the site, you can collect them by hand using a bucket or other container. This method is a little inconvenient, because green bugs on plants are almost invisible - their color is an excellent disguise. In addition, there is always the risk of missing a few females that can multiply further and spoil the fruit.
- Traditional, with the help of folk recipes. This option is very effective because of its impact on pests and complete safety for humans and crops. In addition, its use practically does not require financial investments. You can prepare most solutions yourself, without any special skills. Here are a few recipes:
Onion infusion: 200 g onion husks are poured into 10 liters of hot water and infused for 5 days. After that, the solution is filtered, poured into bottles with a spray and sprayed onto the bug affected plants. To achieve the best result, it is advised to spray the area 2-3 times with breaks in 5 days.
Mustard solution: 100 g of dry mustard are diluted in 0.5 l of warm water. Why to the mixture is added another 9.5 liters of water. This solution needs to be sprayed with plants in the same way as in the previous recipe.
Plant klopogon (tsimitsifuga). This decorative garden plant very effectively scares off all kinds of herbivorous bedbugs. It is enough to plant a few bushes in different parts of the garden or vegetable garden, and the defenders will bypass the site with the side.
- The chemical method of struggle. This method involves the use of powerful industrial insecticides: Carbophos, Chlorophos, Phosphamide and others. Such tools effectively destroy pests, but require special care in the use and use of personal protective equipment. A chemical method of control is recommended to use in cases where the number of tree bedbugs is very high, and they really threaten the plantations, which is extremely rare.
Green bug in the apartment does not require special measures to combat it. The accidentally flown insect is easiest to just throw out of the window - it will not return.
Green wood bugs are not included in the list of dangerous pests of food crops, therefore they do not conduct complex combating with them. For a person, a collision with this kind of protector also has no consequences, it is absolutely safe, and if you do not touch it, it will not even cause unpleasant sensations.