Shield Bug on Lime Tree

Here is one of our not so welcome bugs. These Shield Bugs feed by sucking sap out of our lime tree. If they are really successful they cause the tips of small branches to wither and die. Not so good for the health of the tree. Who knows, possibly they have an important pruning effect. After all, everything in nature is going about its intended purpose. except possible humans??
The lime tree survives them quite well and provides 2 huge crops each year.

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