Eurydema ornata

Eurydema ornata

The ''Eurydema ornata'' is a species of the Pentatomidae family.
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Appearance

''Eurydema ornata'' can reach a length of 7–8 millimetres . The body has gray or bright red colors, with black markings. Sometimes it can shows the red patches coloured white and yellowish-green. This shield bug sucks the sap of plants, especially crucifers , such as cabbage, cress and radish. It may become a parasite that can damage crops. It overwinter as an adult. The nymph is pale yellow and orange with dark brown or black pronotum and markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen.
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Distribution

This species occurs in Europe, North Africa, South and East Asia. It prefers open areas with low vegetation.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyPentatomidae
GenusEurydema
SpeciesE. ornata