Southern Green Stink Bug, Nezara viridula Linnaeus
and others
Description PictureDamage
  • large bugs up to 3/4 inch long
  • generally green or brown in color
  • sucking mouthparts
  • appear to be five sided
  • wings of adults overlap

  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
  • typical sucking insect damage
  • tomatoes may be pockmarked or misshapen
  • beans and peas may be discolored or taste bad