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Southern Green Stink Bug Nymph - Nezara viridula

Southern Green Stink Bug Nymph - Nezara viridula
Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
August 21, 2008

I found one just like that in
I found one just like that in Fremont! It was living in my imperial star artichokes. Was it eating my artichokes?







Either way. Next time i'm feeding it to the chickens!!!

Moved

FYI, harlequin nymphs are colored much like adults.
The Californians have more black than those from elsewhere.

 
Thanks
Neat family portrait :)

Southern Green Stink bug
see guide

 
Nymph?
So a third or fourth instar nymph?

 
I would say fifth
- looks like there are wing pads. Size would be informative - it would be interesting to know what the size difference is between final instars and adults. See here for comparison image.

 
Size
It is 6-7mm. Cannot locate adult but have found younger nymphs around same location. Found eggs but there are Harlequins around too and no hatchings to differentiate.

 
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