Eurydema ornata

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Eurydema ornata
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Eurydema ornata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Genus: Eurydema
Species: E. ornata
Binomial name
Eurydema ornata
  • Eurydema ornatum (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Eurydema ornata is a species of the Pentatomidae family.


Eurydema ornata can reach a length of 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in). The body has gray or bright red colors, with black markings. Sometimes it shows the red patches coloured white and yellowish-green. This shield bug sucks the sap of plants, especially crucifers (Brassicaceae family), such as cabbage, cress and radish. It may become a parasite that can damage crops. It overwinters as an adult. The nymph is pale yellow and orange with dark brown or black pronotum and markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen.


This species occurs in Europe, North Africa, South and East Asia. It prefers open areas with low vegetation.


Pair mating

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