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Green Stink Bug Nymph - Chinavia hilaris

Green Stink Bug Nymph - Chinavia hilaris
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 7, 2004
My gut feeling on this is that it's a Green Stink Bug instar. There are just so many in the area and there are a lot of adult Green Stink Bugs in the area as well.

the picture taken by Linda's mom
Hi! Im from Linda's class A.K.A the red haired girl in the front row. I just wanted to say nice picture! I haven't started taking pictures yet but I am going to take some right now!

Hannah stone in Mrs. Bennett's class

Hi Hannah!
Thanks for the kind words and good for you for figuring this out. I will be watching for your pictures. :)

My pictures
I have taken the pictures but we are going to put them on the sight this weekend. All the pictures are of the caterpillar living on our tree. I don't know what kind of caterpillar it is. It isn't the wolly bear caterpillar. My brother thinks it is the lion caterpillar. If you have a picture can you tell me what to search?


It might be one of these....

if not, go to the search box and type in caterpillar wa that should give you a page of pictures of caterpillars found in Washington. Good luck!

The caterpillar
Yes! that is it! Do you know what it's name is?
Plus thanks for answering all my questions. Wait one more question! I want to know if it is poisonous because it has the little hairs in a circle that you talked about?

From the not so bug expert expert.

If you click on the picture of the caterpillar above it will take you to that 'page' in the guide. This is a stinging caterpillar. To see the information in the guide read the bottom of this page.

Good job at the concert last night!

stinging caterpillar
I held the caterpillar last night but the hairs didn't sting me they just felt normal. Why is it like that if it is a stinging caterpillar?


You're lucky
It sounds like you don't have very sensitive skin. The reaction of the person depends on how sensitive they are to that particular venom. This is similar to how some people will have bad reactions to poison ivy or poison oak, while others do not.

Thank you so much I have asked so much questions and you have given me all the answers.

Thank you! From,

I am loading my pics right now I took pictures of the stinging caterpillar some baby spiders another spider and some ants. I am so exited!


Ok I'm watching for them.
If you like this, you might like flickr too. I have lots of other animals on there. See: flickr

Moved from Green Stink Bug.

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