Category: Nature Photography
Posted: August 14, 2019



stink bugs on dry artichoke

OMG! it stinks!

by supergold

The green stink bug's color is typically bright green, with narrow yellow, orange, or reddish edges. It is a large, shield-shaped bug with an elongate, oval form and a length between 13?18 mm. It can be differentiated from the species Nezara viridula by its black outermost three antennal segments. Both adults and nymphs have large stink glands on the underside of the thorax extending more than half-way to the edge of the metapleuron. They discharge large amounts of this foul-smelling liquid when disturbed. This liquid, dried and pulverized, was once used at industrial level to reinforce the smell of some acids. Now it's been replaced by artificial composites.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None cropped
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