Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Green Stinkbug Nymphs

Chinavia hilaris

Description:

All photos are of different individuals. I think they were in either their fourth or fifth instar. These were all over the place, basically on any plant you could find! I definitely think the last photo shows a fifth instar stinkbug nymph.

Habitat:

Chinavia hilarious is extremely polyphagous: recorded from 20 plant families.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

13 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thank you, Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful macro!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thank you very much Oneng and Maria!! Maria, I agree, this is my favorite stage too—the patterns appear tribal.

MariaPomsaharova
MariaPomsaharova 9 years ago

great shots. love this stage of the green stink bug. the cutest!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cute...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/132...
Hi J. More of the stink bug, possibly in mating process?

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/133...
Hi J, here is the 'unknown' worm. See the black orange and white patterns that made me think it could be related to the stink bug.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Haha, I understand that feeling. No problem! I can't wait to see that worm!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

aaaa, I was so excited about that silly worm, thought I had a "Royal Flush" of stink bug. You do learn something every day. Thank you for the link and the info, Im going to check it out now. Ill send you the link of worm either way, just so you can see where my train of thought came from....

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Smith's Zoo, I am so happy you have referred to me for help! Your two insect look like the same species of stinkbug, the first link, a nymph and the second link may be an adult or a late instar larva. A worm would be the same insect, as stink bugs don't have any caterpillar stage, they hatch, and are nymphs, instead of caterpillars.
See here, and scroll to "Life Cycle":

http://bugguide.net/node/view/9066

Although this link is from a US website, it will help you understand the life cycle of a stinkbug. I hope it helps as much as it helped me!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/132...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/131...
Hi J, please look at my bugs, they are the same species right? And I found a small worm in a Hibiscus plant, with this black orange and white coloring, I will ad that spot shortly, I expect it to be from this bug, is it possible?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thanks Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cute..nice pic.

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Maine, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team