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Nymph Green Vegetable Bug

Nezara viridula


Green vegetable bug nymph in the 4th instar spotted on a hibiscus. The green vegetable bug is an introduced species to New Zealand from Europe.


Previous instars of the developmental stages of a green vegetable stink bug: (2nd instar) and (3rd instar), (shows shedding old skin between 3rd and 4th instar)

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

nice spotting

JillBlack 10 years ago

Okay Adarsha now I know what you mean :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Oh, no no no..wat i meant is, i have a photo of same shield species..but not posted yet in Noah!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

I do have similar spotting i hope :) amazing :)

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Wow, thank you Jill!

KarenL 11 years ago

Very nice!

RiekoS 11 years ago

Very interesting. Beautiful bug.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

How gorgeous! Excellent Pictures Jill!!!

JillBlack 11 years ago

Thanks Fyn realised my mistake after I had saved it

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

I took this out of the mission "Beetles!" for you; this is a Bug. Great shots!

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2013

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