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Common Green Shieldbug Nymph

Observed: 18th July 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I think this is a Green Shieldbug Nymph, probably 3rd Instar, of the family Pentatomidae... but I'd welcome confirmation or correction.

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Species with which Common Green Shieldbug Nymph (Palomena prasina) interacts

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GSB

Mid Stage Nymph

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GSB

Thanks Colin,

Is 3rd instar too specific to be sure or is 'Mid Stage Nymph' a more appropriate description?

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GSB

No you are spot on Adam - Mid Stage is 3rd - each Nymph stage being sexually imature The are 5 stages generally 3rd is fine for youir ob although sometimes with other sp it is diifficult to be precise wiithout rearing ie +/1 on the staging

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Many thanks Colin, all useful info.