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Genus Nezara

Southern Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula Green stink bug needs ID. - Nezara viridula Stink Bug Nymph? - Nezara viridula Winter form - Nezara viridula Keen, green, and stinky.  - Nezara viridula Southern Stink Bugs, immature just hatched - Nezara viridula Mr.Green displays his rostrum - Nezara viridula Stinkbug? - Nezara viridula
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
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), 20 spp. total(2)
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
*This character separates Nezara from all other green stink bugs, insofar I can see! **Unreliable
Old World genus; in our area, so. US north to VA-OK(3)