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Chinavia hilaris
(green stink bug)



Chinavia hilaris (green stink bug)


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  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chinavia hilaris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • green stink bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chinavia hilaris Say, 1832

Preferred Common Name

  • green stink bug

Other Scientific Names

  • Acrosternum hilare (Say, 1831)
  • Acrosternum hilaris (van Duzee, 1917)
  • Nezara (Acrosternum) sarpinus Stål, 1872
  • Nezara hilare
  • Nezara hilaris (Uhler, 1878)
  • Pentatoma hilaris Say, 1831
  • Raphigaster hilaris
  • Rhaphigaster sarpinus Dallas, 1851

International Common Names

  • English: big green soldier; pumpkin bug
  • French: punaise verte

EPPO code

  • NEZAHI (Acrosternum hilare)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Pentatomidae
  •                                 Genus: Acrosternum
  •                                     Species: Chinavia hilaris

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Seeds / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anastatus sp. near pearsali Parasite Eggs
Euclytia flava Parasite
Euthera tentatrix Parasite
Hexacladia hilaris Parasite
Phidippus audax Predator Adults/Nymphs
Telenomus cristatus Parasite USA; Louisiana soyabeans
Telenomus podisi Parasite Eggs USA; Louisiana soyabeans
Trichopoda pennipes Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Trissolcus basalis Parasite Eggs
Trissolcus edessae Parasite Eggs USA; Louisiana soyabeans
Trissolcus euschisti Parasite Eggs USA; Louisiana soyabeans


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