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Green Stink Bug - Chinavia hilaris

Green Stink Bug - Chinavia hilaris
FENCE, Tryon, North Carolina, USA
July 5, 2003

Moved from Acrosternum.

Moved from Nezara / Acrosternum.
For Reasons compare comment on Nezara page.

good stuff, Boris
I'll just add for convenience that the comment you refer to is here.

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.

I'm confused as to how the Chinavia fits into the taxonomy. Can you clarify this? Is there another green stink bug that is an Acrosternum?

the same species
We're talking about one species here, described by Thomas Say in 1832:
Chinavia hilare = C. hilaris = Acrosternum hilaris = A. hilare
Near the bottom of this page, Chinavia is considered a subgenus of Acrosternum. For now, I would recommend listing the first 3 names as synonyms on the Acrosternum hilare page, and deleting this page because the Guide should not have two separate pages for one species.
In any case, the above photo was taken in North Carolina - within the known range of Nezara viridula (Southern Green Stink Bug) - and adults of that species supposedly can't be distinguished from A. hilare without seeing the underside, so moving the photo to the "Nezara or Acrosternum" page wouldn't hurt.

Thanks Robin,
I made the changes you suggested.

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