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Stink Bugs

Most people call this Acrosternum hilare, but the genus should actually be Chinavia. It is Chinavia hilare, or more commonly called the green stink bug.
… David Rider

Should we move the photos from the Acrosternum hilare page? Is there no such thing as Acrosternum hilare anymore?

synonym etc.
For now, it probably wouldn't hurt to list Chinavia hilare as a synonym under Acrosternum hilare, so people could find both together in a search.
Also, BugGuide's current "genus" labeled "Nezara or Acrosternum" could be made into a No Taxon called "green stink bugs" and include Nezara and Acrosternum as separate genera. Photos of green stink bugs taken beyond the known range of the Southern Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula) i.e. anywhere north of Virginia, could be placed with some assurance under Acrosternum, and specimens that have at least one photo showing a long scent gland channel could also be placed under Acrosternum. Likewise, specimens that have at least one photo showing a short scent gland channel could be placed under Nezara.
Within the range of the Southern Green Stink Bug, if no photos of a specimen show the scent gland channel, those pics could be placed under the "green stink bugs" No Taxon category.

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