Figures 6.2. The life cycle of a hemimetabolous insect, the southern green stink bug or green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), showing the eggs, nymphs of the five instars, and the adult bug on a tomato plant.
This cosmopolitan and polyphagous bug is an important world pest of food and fiber crops. (After Hely et al. 1982)