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Conchuela Bug - Chlorochroa ligata

Conchuela Bug - Chlorochroa ligata
Renton, King County, Washington, USA
August 7, 2014
Southern Green Stink Bug sub-species?

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Conchuela Bug - Chlorochroa ligata Nezara viridula - Chlorochroa ligata

prob. Chlorochroa ligata --det. D.B. Thomas

Moved from Chlorochroa.

Moved from ID Request.

Chlorochroa (s.str.) sp.
"spp." means "multiple species"
what do you mean by 'ssp.' in this context? [as you refer to a single species]

Sorry, was thinking I was usi
Sorry, was thinking I was using an abbreviation for subspecies... guess some of the buggy terminlology still eludes me.
I had noted some subspecies listed in places, and was not sure if I see more than one subspecies of the Southern Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula). Obviously much of a bug expert!

What does the "(s.str.)" refer to?

ok, l see --thx for explainig
shorthand for subspecies is ssp.
i'm not aware of any subspecies recognized within N. viridula; that category is seldom used in this order, and among flying insects in general, except for a few oversplit highly collectible groups, such as Cicindelini.
's.str.' stands for sensu stricto [='strictly speaking, narrowly interpreted'] and in this context means that the bug is a member of the nominotypical subgenus, i.e., Chlorochroa (Chlorochroa)

I looked again and it appeare
I looked again and it appeared it was something I was misinterpreting. Thanks for clarifying for me.

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