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Southern green stinkbug

Description

  • Adult: Dull green and shield-shaped with dark red or black eyes and black dots along the sides of the abdomen. About ¾" long.
  • Nymphs: Look similar to adults but are light yellow, smaller and don’t have wings.
  • Eggs: Laid on leaf undersides and are white to yellow, barrel shaped and firmly glued together in a mass. 
     

Timing of damage: VE to R3

Type of damage: Shriveled or deformed seeds; ear damage

Scouting: Shake the plants in about 3' of a row over a muslin cloth and count the bugs.

Economic threshold: One stinkbug per 1' of row.

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