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Green Shield Bugs - Tribe Nezarini

Family Pentatomidae 

We found two species of this tribe in Brisbane. This tribe is closely related to the next group Tribe Rhynchocorini. They are from medium to large in size. Most of them are green or yellowish-brown in colours. 
 

 
Green Vegetable Bug
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Nezara viridula, adult body length 15mm
We sometimes found them on tomatoes and other vegetables. This is an introduced species and a wide spread pest in the warmer part of the world. The bug is green in colour. The immature stages are brightly coloured with orange, red, black and green. More pictures and information please visit this page.
 
 
New Zealand Vegetable Bug
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? Glaucias amyoti, body length 15mm
This green stink bug can be found on vegetable and look very similar to the above species. Although its common name, this bug can be found in New Zealand, Australia and South-east Asia.
Reference:
1. Glaucias Kirkaldy, 1908 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002
2. Glaucias amyoti (Dallas) - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005. 

Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 508.
2. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
3. Insect Reference Collection Database - Department of Agriculture Western Australia.
4. Nezarini - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005. 
5. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera Part II - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1976, p452.

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