Immature Stink Bugs from Australia

Unidentified Bug
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
February 4, 2012 12:37 am
Living in South Australia we discovered these bugs on and around our tomato plants. Are these good or bad bugs to the tomato plants.? Many thanks John.
Signature: Johnnie

Immature Stink Bugs

Hi Johnnie,
These are immature Stink Bugs, and we believe we have correctly identified them as the Green Vegetable Bug,
Nezara viridula, and according to the Brisbane Insect website:  “The immature stages are brightly coloured with orange, red, black and green.  This is an introduced species and a wide spread pest in the warmer part of the world.” 

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