Green Stink Bug Nymph

2014 September 24

Sandy found this little green bug nymph on our kitchen cabinet on August 20, 2013.

While it is certainly a green stink bug, it does not appear to be the Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris), if you get my drift. I say this because the Green Stink Bug is only uniformly green as an adult, its nymph is actually pretty colorful. And this one is clearly a nymph, and is clearly green aside from the black spots in the middle of its abdomen, and the black spots around the edge of the abdomen.

I can’t tell for sure, but it looks like the mouthpart is the rather stout, jointed piercing/sucking tool that the predatory stink bugs have, not the long, needle-like apparatus that the plant-feeding true bugs tend to have.

Aside from that? I dunno. None of them look enough like it for me to say with any confidence “This is it!”, so let’s leave it at that. At any rate, it doesn’t look like a pest species, so at least there’s that.

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