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Garden infestation
February 9, 2010
We have these “bugs” all over our tomatoes this year. I live in New Zealand and tomatoes are in full swing. We have a variety of different fruit trees and other veges in our garden too. This is the first bug I have ever come across I couldn’t Identify easily. Can anyone identify this and tell me how to control it if at all?
Auckland, New Zealand

Immature Stink Bug

Dear Bemused,
This is an immature Stink Bug, and may species are problematic on garden plants.  We believe this might be an immature Green Vegetable Bug, Nezara viridula, which is pictured on the Brisbane Insect Website, or perhaps the closely related New Zealand Vegetable Bug, Glaucias amyoti, which can be seen in the adult form on the Life Unseen Website.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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