We’ve been sighting a couple green stink bugs (Loxa viridis) recently, at night time and in the early morning hours. Sometimes we smell them first before knowing that they are around. As children, we used to call them “stinking insects”. This insect is known as the stink bug because of the pungent odour it emits when it is disturbed, threatened, or squashed. And, because of its shape, it is also known as the shield bug. Green stink bugs are known to infest crops, gardens, and homes. They are not poisonous, but they will bite if they feel threatened.