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Southern green stink bug

Nezara viridula var. torquata (Fabricius, 1775)

Description:

Length: ~1.1cm Season : Winter season Time : 1:55am 11Dec2021 Frequency : Rare Life stage : Adult

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

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6 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Thank you Mark Ridgway! :)
I tagged another spotting as well : https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10...
It is another colourmorph of N.viridula.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

I agree. It seems to be almost a worldwide distribution now.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Got few interesting details. Nezara viridula exhibit colourmorphs as per below link :
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...
This spotting must be Nezara viridula var. torquata, Type O.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Thank you Mark Ridgway! :)
Few N.viridula spottings:
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/52...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/83...
The differences are the pale yellowish border and those 2 black markings; other than these they match well. Not sure it is exactly N.viridula but very close to it.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Another spotting (nymph/adolescent) : https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10...

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 11, 2021
Submitted on Dec 11, 2021

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