Green Stink Bug
Acrosternum hilare (Say)

Description and Damage: Adult green stink bugs are bright green with reddish bands on their anten-nal segments, and are 3 /4 inch long. Color of the first two instars is reddish brown. Second and third instars are dull green with black and white stripes on the top of the body. The last two instars are either green with yellow and black vertical stripes on the abdomen or pale yellow-green with a black pronotum and wing pads, and a black area in the center of the top of the body. Green stink bug nymphs also remain close at first to the egg cases from which they hatch. When they move away from the egg cluster they stay close together when feed-ing.

Stink bugs feed mainly on kernels and cause the most damage during early kernel development.