Podsucking bugs

  • Adult yellow form redbanded shield bug, Piezodorus hybneri
    Adult yellow form redbanded shield bug, Piezodorus hybneri

The green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula, is a key pest of many crops. There are several related pests that are similar in appearance to the green vegetable bug. These pests have different damage potentials so it is important to recognise their differences in biology, ecology and pest status.

Fact sheets are available on the following pod sucking pests:

The following predatory or beneficial bug species are similar in appearance to some of these pests, so care should be taken to ensure that pests are not incorrectly identified.

Last updated 22 June 2010