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Southern green stinkbug


  • 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: Similar to adults but light yellow, smaller and wingless.
  • Eggs: Laid on leaf undersides and white to yellow, barrel shaped and firmly glued together in a mass.

Timing of damage: R3 to R8

Type of damage: Shrunken, shriveled or misshapen seeds.

Scouting: Use a drop cloth or sweep net. Primarily found in southeastern U.S.

Economic threshold: One stink bug per 1' of row, or 36 stink bugs per 100 sweeps of the net.

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