Green Stink Bug nymph?
Location: San Jose CA
July 27, 2010 11:50 am
My friend found these little buggers all over her pea plants, and asked me to identify them (being the closest thing to a bug ’expert’ my friends know!). I could tell her that they were true bug nymphs, and that they were up to no good, but I can’t figure out exactly what they are. I read that Green Stink Bug nymphs are highly variable, so perhaps that is why I can’t find a photo to match them. They are pretty small, about an 1/8 inch long.
Do you by any chance recognize them?
We agree that this looks like a Green Stink Bug Nymph, Chinavia hilaris, though sometimes nymphs are difficult to distinguish from closely related species. BugGuide illustrates many of the color variations seen in Green Stink Bug Nymphs.