Palomena prasina (Green shieldbug)

Chelidonium majus (Greater celandine)

Last update: 31 December 2020


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


An aggregation first instar nymphs of the Green shield bug (Palomena prasina) [1] on Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus). First instars do not feed [2] and without any other information available I am not sure this is evidence of a direct plant relation.

Green shield bug (Palomena prasina) on Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus)


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Jeffrey A. Lockwood, Richard N. Story, Adaptive Functions of Nymphal Aggregation in the Southern Green Stink Bug, Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) , Environmental Entomology, Volume 15, Issue 3, 1 June 1986, Pages 739–749,

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