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Southern Green Stink Bug

Nezara viridula

Description:

amazing colouring on this nymph

Habitat:

mimobo woodland, 1000m

Notes:

I spotted this cool insect a few times in Namizimu forest reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Southern Green Stink Bug
Nezara viridula Beetle on the string beans - Nezara viridula - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks for the ID bayucca. Looks like the adult is pretty boring compare to the nymph.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Nezarini, "must" be Nezara viridula, southern green stink bug, often also called southern green shield bug, but it is a stink bug, only in the UK Pentatomoidea, so both Pentatomidae and Scutelleridae are called shield bugs. Personally I would use separate terms to avoid confusing. Let the Brits handle this themselves ;-)...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/718287/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/19047/bgim...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezara_viri...
All over the world reports!
http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/36282
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/370789
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/445112
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/442508
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/369346
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/362986

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Southern, Malawi

Spotted on Jan 11, 2015
Submitted on Apr 7, 2015

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