Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Green vegetable bug

Nezara viridula (Linnaeus)

Order: Hemiptera
Family: Pentatomidae

Size range

  • Medium–sized insects, up to 15 mm long


  • Introduced, found throughout New Zealand

Life History

  • Both nymphs and adults are garden pests
  • Feeds by sucking the sap from many summer vegetables and garden plants

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