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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), Southern green shield bug (UK) 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.
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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

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


Cichladusa arquata (Collared Palm Thrush)[3]
Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Florida predatory stink bug)[4]
Pogonioefferia pogonias <Unverified Name>[5]


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


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

External References



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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Euthyrhynchus 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
5Predator-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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