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Green potato bug - Cuspicona simplex Walker, 1867

(Present in New Zealand, introduced)

NYMPH: Main diagnostic characters

Immature stink bugs or nymphs moult through five stages (instars) before becoming adults; the fifth stage or last instar nymph is documented below.

BODY LENGTH: About 7 mm. COLOUR: Green with uneven yellowish brown outline on thorax, wing pads and at least part of abdomen; abdomen with one black spot on inner side of each wing pad and two on either side of midline; legs and antennae semi-transparent pale brown (antennal segment 4 dark towards tip).