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Green Grid Stink Bug - Antestiopsis cederwaldi or A. notia

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Green Grid Stink Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
 
The stink bug is grass-green in colour with brown-yellow to pale green grid lines on thorax. Head is black with green and yellow lines. 
 
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Above photos were taken Runcorn Wetland next to the Bulimba Creek. 
 
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Nymph
 
We found the about nymph on Feb 2012 in Brisbane Koala Bushlands near Tingalpa Creek. 
 
There is not much information on this bug. Several species of genus Antestiopsis in other part of the world are pests of coffee plants. 
 

Reference:
1. Antestini - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
2. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera Part II - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1976, p435. 

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Last updated: February 05, 2012.