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Southern green stink bug

Nezara viridula


4th instar of a Nezara viridula nymph. It's an invasive stink bug, originating from Africa but now a worldwide pest. The adults will be all green, but with some characteristic differences from the local green shield bug (Palomena prasina).


On flowers in an urban park.


Look here: for a little older nymph of the same species. And also look here for the plant on it they were:

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Ioannis 10 years ago

I went again in the park and I realized that was not lavender:
I also found a later stage of the nymphs:

Ioannis 10 years ago

Thanks Maria! The lavender was infested: nymphs on all branches. I should had take a picture of the entire plant to illustrate. I'll pass again in that park to see if I find the nymphs on the next stage.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Nice spotting!

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Arcueil, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Sep 20, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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