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Green shield bug - 3rd instar, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands I believe this to be the 3rd (out of 5) instar of the species. Reference used:<br />
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Green shield bug - 3rd instar, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands

I believe this to be the 3rd (out of 5) instar of the species. Reference used:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashe/2370195401

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The green shield bug is a shield bug of the family Pentatomidae. It may also be referred to as a green stink bug, particularly outside of Britain, although the name green stink bug more appropriately belongs to the larger North American stink bug, ''Acrosternum hilare''.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2021. Captured Jul 18, 2021 13:04.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO125
  • 50mm