Green Stink Bug nymph – 9/16/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 9/16/11
Observation Time: 2:30 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond dam
Common Name: Green Stink Bug nymph
Scientific Name: Acrosternum hilare
Comments: This striking green stink bug nymph caught my eye as it sat on a rosa rugosa leaf by the pond. The adults are solid green.
I spotted the green stink bug nymph because of its bold, contrasty coloration. Perhaps the reason for the green stink bug nymph’s ostentatious display is to warn potential predators of its stink – the same reason skunks have such bold, visible markings.
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