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Genus Nezara

Is this a type of Shield Bug? - Nezara viridula Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula Southern Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula stink bug - Nezara viridula Tomato Invaders Plus 10days - Nezara viridula Beetle on the string beans - Nezara viridula Nezara viridula Stink Bug - Nezara viridula
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Nezarini
Genus Nezara
Explanation of Names
Nezara Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), 20 spp. total(2)
Identification
N. viridula (left column) vs. Chinavia hilaris (right column): additional distinguishing characters (based on Boris B├╝che's 5.v.2007 comments)
Small spots in basal angles of scutellum: BLACK* • PALE (or none)
Connexivia (side parts of abdomen): all pale • with small dark dots at apical angles
Sides of pronotum in anteriour half: slightly concave • straight to slightly convex
Typical coloration of antennomere 4:** tinged with red (not too dark) over more than the apical half • strongly infuscated, dark colouration restricted to the apical half
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*This character separates Nezara from all other green stink bugs, insofar I can see! **Unreliable
Range
Old World genus; in our area, so. US north to VA-OK(3)