Orange Black Stink Bug


Green Stink Bug - Plautia affinis

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Green Stink Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
The bug is mainly olive-green in colour with dark brown forewings. 
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We found this bug on Wild Tobacco Solanum mauritianum in the wild. This bug also feeds on different of crops. We found the bugs a few time on plants along Bulimba Creek.
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The small bug in the above photo is the Wild Tobacco Spined Bug nymph. 
This bug is considered as minor pest on stone fruits, mulberries, grapes and vegetables such as beans and tomatoes.

1. FaunaKeys - Stink Bugs of Australia,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Plautia Stål, 1865 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002 
3. Plautia affinis (Dallas, 1851) Green Stink Bug - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
4. LIFE CYCLE OF THE GREEN STINK BUG PLAUTIA AFFINIS DALLAS - By F. J. D. MCDONALD, Australian Journal of Entomology, Volume 10, Issue 4 (p 271-275).
5. Green stink bug - Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland. 

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