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Nezara viridula Winter Southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula) is one of the Pentatomid species that changes colour before finding a place to hibernate during winter. The darker brownish/purpleish helps to camouflage the animal in leaf litter or in bark crevices etc. The summer colour is bright green:<br />
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Nezara viridula Winter

Southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula) is one of the Pentatomid species that changes colour before finding a place to hibernate during winter. The darker brownish/purpleish helps to camouflage the animal in leaf litter or in bark crevices etc. The summer colour is bright green:

Nezara viridula Summer Southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula) is one of the Pentatomid species that changes colour before finding a place to hibernate during winter. The summer colour seen here is bright green. The darker brownish/purpleish helps to camouflage the animal in leaf litter or in bark crevices etc.: <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/46875/nezara_viridula_winter.html France,Heteroptera,Nezara,Nezara viridula,Pentatomidae,Southern green stink bug,invasive species

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''Nezara viridula'', commonly known as the southern green stink bug or green vegetable bug , is a plant-feeding stink bug. Although believed to have originated in Ethiopia, it can now be found around the world. Because of its preference for certain species of legumes, such as beans and soybeans, it is an economically important pest on such crops.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 27, 2016.