Journal of Economic Entomology (1994) 87, 431-435

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Vincent P. Jones and Lois C. Caprio (1994)
Southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) feeding on Hawaiian macadamia nuts: The relative importance of damage occurring in the canopy and on the ground
Journal of Economic Entomology 87 (2), 431-435
Abstract: Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), feeding resulted in a significant increase in nut abortion rates in smaller nuts (10-28 mm diameter) but not in full-size nuts. Studies also showed that, for full-size nuts, damage can occur both in the tree canopy and on the ground, generally within 1 wk of nut drop. The magnitude of damage appears to be higher on the ground than in the canopy, suggesting that pest management programs that reduce population levels on the ground need to be implemented to decrease damage levels.
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Nezara viridula Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) U.S.A. (Hawaii)