Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris)
If a stink bug can ever be called "pretty" then this is probably one of the only candidates. This significantly troublesome agricultural pest attacks young tender shoots and leaves of many of our crop plants by puncturing these parts with a straw-like mouthpart and drinking the nutritious juices out of the plant, often causing injury or opening it up for diseases. When it feels threatened, it emits a terrible odor which gives the stink bug its name. This one was found near an apple orchard and wine vineyard just outside of Yakima, Washington.
- Rich Leighton
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