Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Nezara viridula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Nezara viridula

English:Green Shield-bug
German:Grüne Reiswanze
Danish:
Date:10/10/2020
Location:Austria, Wien, Kalksburg
 
Copyright:Per Hoffmann Olsen
Camera:Canon EOS M50
Lens:Canon 100mm 1:2.8 Macro
 
Exposure:1/200
Aperture:f/9.0
ISO:200

The species above is a nymph.

As you can see in the photos below, the nymphs of the Green Shield-bug are very colourful. Some are more black others more green or green pink'ish. Although the adult is more uniform in colour, it is not always just green as the name suggests. They do come in a variant of colours, like pink, yellow, green with a yellow, pink or white border or shoulders. In the winter months it often changes colour to brown.

On iNaturalist you can see many of the adult colour variations: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/141725-Nezara-viridula/browse_photos?term_id=1&term_value_id=2

Nezara viridula - Many nymphs

Not the Tomatoes!

Nezara viridula - Many nymphs

Even the sweet raspberries!

Nezara viridula - Portrait of a nymph head

 A portrait of a nymph.

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