Stink Bug, Southern Green
- Adult: green, shield-shaped bugs, 1/2 - 2/3 in. long.
- Egg: barrel-shaped, found on underside of leaves in masses of 10-50.
- Nymph: similar in shape to adults, but wingless, brightly colored, black, green, and orange, mottled with white.
- Generation Time: 35-42 days.
- Damage: nymphs and adults suck juices from green fruit causing a lightened, sometimes depressed blotch beneath fruit surface.
Stink Bug Pictures
Image #25. Southern green stink bug -
a) barrel-shaped eggs are laid adjacent to one another often on lower surfaces of leaves;
b) adults are shield-like in shape with a large, triangular scutellum.
Image #30. Green and brown stink bugs (brown stink bug shown) - nymphs are colored differently than adults and lack wings and the large, triangular scutellum.
Image #19. Stink bug - adults and nymphs use piercing-sucking mouthparts to cause a lightened, and sometimes depressed, blotchy area under fruit surface.