Common names: Lychee Giant Stink Bug (English), 荔枝椿象 (Chinese)
Distribution: Assam, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Manchuria, Myanmar (ex Burma), Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Image locations: Chanthaburi (Khao Soi Dao N.P.), Chiang Mai, Phrae (Punjen)
Hosts: Canarium album, Canavalia sp., Carica papaya, Citrus limon, Citrus maxima, Citrus sp., Coffea sp., Euphoria longana, Ficus sp., Fortunella sp., Koelreuteria formosana, Litchi chinensis, Litchi sp., Musa sapientum, Nephelium sp., Nicotiana tabacum, Pinus sp., Prunus mume, Prunus persica, Prunus salicina, Ricinus communis, Saccharum sinense, Solanum melongena.
Additional notes: Recorded as a major pest of Lychee and Longan.
Images of Tessaratoma papillosa from Thailand
Below are pictures of the last egg of a batch of 14 being deposited by an adult Lychee Giant Stink bug.
The first three images below are of the first few hours of newly hatched nymphs, also know as first instars. When emerged they are predominantly red, over the next few hours this changes to black before the more familiar black and white.
Mid and final instars of Tessaratoma papillosa.