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Southern Green Stink Bug

Nezara viridula


Adults are approximately a centimeter long, bright green and shield-shaped. They differ from the similar green stink bug (Acrosternum hilare) by the shape of their scent gland openings, which are short and wide in N. viridula, and narrow and long in the green stink bug. -Hemiptera - Heteroptera - Pentatomorpha - Pentatomoidea - Pentatomidae -Nezara


Nezara viridula is a cosmopolitan species, living in tropical and subtropical regions of Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe between 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is believed to have originated from the Ethiopia region of East Africa, from where it has spread around the world thanks to its strong flight and human trade routes. Because of its preference for certain species of legumes, such as beans and soybeans, it is an economically important pest on such crops


Spotted in my house

2 Species ID Suggestions

Stink bug
Family Pentatomoidea
Southern Green Stink Bug
Nezara viridula

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RicardoMSantos 11 years ago


Thanks Xará and Ricardo for the id :-)

RicardoMSantos 11 years ago

Occasionally they can be reddish brown! :)

RicardoMSantos 11 years ago

Não é um escaravelho, é um Percevejo. :)
Hemiptera - Heteroptera - Pentatomorpha - Pentatomoidea - Pentatomidae
I'll tell you the specie soon! :)

Xará :-) obrigado ,eh!eh!,quem diria um professor de história a dar identificações de escravelhos mal cheirosos ,o PN faz milagres :-D
Who would tell,a history teacher giving id suggestions in stink bug's,PN make miracles

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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