What does the green stink bug eat?
Plant juices and seeds are what the green stink bug (Acrosternum hilare or Chinavia hilaris) eat.
Specifically, the green stink bug has needle-like, piercing, sucking mouthparts. It therefore is easy for the bug to remove the juices from field, garden, and orchard plants. It also is no problem for the bug to feed on seeds, particularly of such edibles as beans, corn, eggplant, and peas. The bug will consider as additional food sources leaves and stems of trees, particularly in citrus gardens and orchards.
Stink bugs, like a lot of other critters in nature have built in defenses or warnings. Since a stink bug is relatively small they have many enemies. God saw too it that they could still ward off other animals. When you stink, no one wants to be near you let alone eat you. Skunks are the same way. When crushing a stink bug its body dead or alive releases a spray that makes it an…
For: They won't attract stink bugs from what I've read. If you drop the bug into the container which has the trap and close it off, the stink bugs fate is sealed. They do not harm your VFT in any way as long as the trap can close around them. The stink doesn't affect the plant. Against: I disagree with the above answer. I have a Venus Flytrap. A stink bug went into it all…
Stink bugs eat plants, mostly produce, though they may also eat other bugs. They are what ruin tomatoes and orchards. The brown marmorated stink bug was imported to help deal with nuisance pests. However, they are an invasive species themselves. If you mean the Pinacate Beetle, which also gives off an odor, they eat mostly fresh and decaying vegetation.
No. Maryland is over-run with stink bugs. My own dogs chase and eat them. One got sick after swallowing it, and vomited the bug back up. (the dog is alright!) I spoke with a very good vet in the city today and he says that stink bugs are not poisonous to dogs. He also said his own cats prey on stink bugs, and regularly eat them.