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Nezara viridula (Southern green stink bug)

Synonyms: Cimex smaragdulus; Cimex viridulus; Nezara smaragdulus

Wikipedia Abstract

Nezara viridula, commonly known as the southern green stink bug (USA) or green vegetable bug (Australia and New Zealand), 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Nezara viridula

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 1236 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates      

Prey / Diet

Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[1]
Astrantia major[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Clianthus punicens <Unverified Name>[2]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Ficus carica (piku)[1]
Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Haloragis erecta (erect seaberry)[2]
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)[1]
Lathyrus odoratus (sweetpea)[1]
Ligustrum lucidum (glossy privet)[1]
Macroptilium lathyroides (wild bushbean)[1]
Medicago polymorpha (bur clover)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Passiflora edulis (passionflower)[1]
Persea americana (avocado)[1]
Phaseolus coccineus (Scarlet Runner)[1]
Phaseolus vulgaris (Common Bean)[1]
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish)[1]
Rapistrum rugosum (turnipweed)[1]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[1]
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)[1]
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)[2]
Solanum chenopodioides (Yerva mora.)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[1]
Sorghum bicolor (broom-corn)[1]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[1]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]
Vigna radiata (Amberique)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Hercinothrips bicinctus (Banana-silvering thrip)1
Pseudococcus hypergaeus2
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)1
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)1

Predators

Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Florida predatory stink bug)[3]
Pogonioefferia pogonias <Unverified Name>[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Trichopoda lanipes[1]
Trichopoda pennipes (Tachina fly)[1]

Distribution

Africa; Australia; Caribbean; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Middle America; North America; Oceania; South America; Southern Asia;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 3Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), Frank W. Mead (retired), Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, and David B. Richman, University of Florida, October 2000. Latest revision: May 2013 4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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