Green vegetable bug (immature)
Photo from Peter Lacey
Nezara viridula (Linnaeus)
- Up to 10 mm long
- Introduced, found throughout New Zealand
- Both nymphs and adults are garden pests
- Feeds by sucking the sap from many summer vegetables and garden plants
- Wingless nymphs may be a variety of colours, black, green, brown, with orange, red and white markings.