Story: Arable farming

Green vegetable bug

Green vegetable bug

This adult green vegetable bug is about 15 millimetres long and 8 millimetres wide. The line of three small spots above its wing case distinguishes it from the native green bug. This pest sucks the sap from the soft tissue of a wide range of plants and is a major pest of maize crops, where it causes the kernels of corn to shrivel on the plants.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Diseases and pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17596/green-vegetable-bug (accessed 31 July 2021)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008