Subject: What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Hyde Park/Dutchess County, NY
Time: 11:23 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello!
I just found this bug in my patch of green beans. Have a market garden and have found a bunch of these bugs. Can you help me identify and give me any particulars about it? Thanks.
How you want your letter signed: Lisa Arnoff
This is a Green Stink Bug nymph, Chinavia hilaris, which we identified on BugGuide. We have gotten several identification requests in the past week, and since your image is especially nice, we will be posting it. Adult Green Stink Bugs are green, as would be expected, with wings. According to BugGuide: “extremely polyphagous: recorded from 20 plant families; adults and older nymphs prefer developing seeds and fruit. May be a pest on soybean, cotton, fruit trees (esp. peach), and many vegetables”
Thank you. Excited to have my photo featured!