Palomena prasina Linnaeus, 1761
Common names: Green shield bug [En], Punaise verte [Fr], Groene stinkwants [Nl], Grüne Stinkwanze [De], Fındık yeşil kokarcası [Tu]
Meise, BRABANT ● Belgium
Description: A large shieldbug, adults about 12-14 mm long. Reddish antennae (4th and 5th segments). Adults are green in summer, except for the dark membranous tips of the forewings, but changes colour to bronze-brown prior to winter hibernation.
Biology: It feeds on many deciduous trees and shrubs, particularly hazel, and can be found from June to October.
There is one generation per year. It survives the winter as an adult, emerging from hibernation in spring.
Distribution: Most of Europe, including the British Isles, and extending to temperate parts of Asia and North Africa.
David Kendall. Order Hemiptera - Suborder Heteroptera.
Natural England. Green shieldbug - Palomena prasina.
British Bugs - An Online identification Guide to UK Hemiptera. Palomena prasina.