Fruitspotting bug

Amblypelta nitida

Adult bugs are green-brown and about 15 mm long. When disturbed, they may fly away, somersault to lower branches or quickly hide on the plant behind fruit or under leaves. The fruit-spotting bug is usually a slightly darker green than the banana-spotting bug .
Both adults and nymphs feed by piercing fruit and sucking the juice from the tissue. They insert their long mouth parts into the fruit and in feeding, exude saliva containing enzymes that break down the cells of green fruit such as avocado. This causes deep-set breakdown of significant areas of tissue.