Palomena prasina hatched 1hr
Part of a series of early development in Palomena prasina nymphs:
A few days before hatching the eyes and other structures become visible inside the eggs:
When hatching the Palomena kids come out pale greenish:
After an hour they already have more colour:
7 hours later all have hatched and colour is already beginning to change to yellowish hues:
Soon the nymphs will wander off and leave the empty shells behind:
After a few days they become darker reddish brown
After this, they will moult into a 2nd instar nymph, starting out pale green again ...
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''.