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Species Account for Nezara viridula

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Nezara viridula  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Southern Green Shieldbug
Heteroptera: Pentatomidae

Nezara viridula 5th instar

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Nezara viridula
Nezara viridula
Nezara viridula 5th instar
Nezara viridula 5th instar

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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In summer 2003 three breeding populations of the Southern Green Shieldbug Nezera viridula were discovered outdoors in London (Barclay 2004, Shardlow & Taylor 2004), the first time the species had been found in Britain as anything other than a casual occurrence. In October 2003 the author collected a 5th instar nymph at a brownfield site in Stratford (TQ377841), which has probably now been destroyed as part of developments in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Then during 2008 5th instar nymphs were swept on two occasions in August and in September 2008 from the same area of herbage at a site near Stanford le Hope. References

Species text last edited on Tue Feb 2nd 2010 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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