Texas Stink Bugs - Family Pentatomidae

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Subfamily Asopinae - Predatory Stink Bugs

Apateticus lineolatus (Herrich-Schäffer) - Apateticus lineolatus=   - Apateticus lineolatus BG3134 F0002h - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus=Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus
Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - Tylospilus acutissimus=Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - Tylospilus acutissimus Oplomus mundus Stål - Oplomus mundus - male Florida predatory stinkbug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus=Florida Predatory Stink Bug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus Andrallus sp. in central Florida? - Andrallus spinidens Iridescent Black Pentatomid in California - Zicrona americana Stink bug - Perillus bioculatus Pred. Stinkbugs - Perillus confluens - male - female Perillus splendidus (Uhler) - Perillus splendidus Pentatomidae, dorsal - Perillus strigipes=Podisus strigipes (Herrich-Schäffer) - Perillus strigipes
Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris=Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris - Spined Soldier Bug - Podisus maculiventris (Say) - across N. Amer. Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago=Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago=Anchor Stink Bug - Stiretrus anchorago=Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago=Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago==Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago - Anchor Stinkbug - Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - e US to NM

Subfamilies Discocephalinae and Edessinae

Lineostethus clypeatus (Stal) - Lineostethus clypealis Edessa? - Edessa bifida

Subfamily Pentatominae

Neottiglossa cavifrons Stal - Neottiglossa cavifrons Bug Adult - Aelia americana Agonoscelis puberula Stål - Agonoscelis puberula Spiky Nymph - Halyomorpha halys=Halyomorpha halys=brown marmorated stinkbug - Halyomorpha halys - female=Stink bug - Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - Halyomorpha halys (Stål) - May be established in the Houston area as of 2017.
Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius) - Oebalus pugnax Proxys punctulatus (Palisot) - Proxys punctulatus Kermana imbuta (Walker) - Kermana imbuta=Kermana imbuta (Walker) - Kermana imbuta Cosmopepla lintneriana Kirkaldy - Cosmopepla lintneriana Mormidea lugens (Fabricius) - Mormidea lugens Pentatomid - Mcphersonarcys aequalis
Mormidea cubrosa Dallas - Mormidea cubrosa Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - Prionosoma podopioides Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - Trichopepla semivittata=Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - Trichopepla semivittata Menecles insertus (Say) - Menecles insertus Coenus delius (Say) - Coenus delius Holcostethus limbolarius (Stål) - Holcostethus limbolarius Hymenarcys nervosa  - Hymenarcys nervosa Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Euschistus obscurus=Euschistus obscurus (Palisot)  - Euschistus obscurus=Euschistus obscurus? - Euschistus obscurus - Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Range: se US to Mex.
Euschistus - Euschistus quadrator=Euschistus - Euschistus quadrator - Euschistus quadrator Rolston - Range: se US to C. Amer.
Euschistus servus (Say) - Euschistus servus=Euschistus servus (Say) - Euschistus servus - Euschistus servus (Say) - Range: widely dist.
Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - Euschistus tristigmus=Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - Euschistus tristigmus - Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - Range: e. NA
Brown Stinkbug - Euschistus ictericus=Spined Soldier Bug? - Euschistus ictericus - Euschistus ictericus (Linnaeus) - Range: e NA Arvelius albopunctatus (DeGeer) - Arvelius albopunctatus Loxa
Brochymena chelonoides Ruckes - Brochymena chelonoides 112411bug - Brochymena lineata Brochymena quadripustulata (Fabricius) - Brochymena quadripustulata Brochymena arborea (Say) - Brochymena arborea Rough Stink Bug - Brochymena cariosa Stink bug - Brochymena punctata Pentatomidae - Mecidea=Mecidea major Sailer - Mecidea major=Unid. striped true bug nymph - Mecidea
Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris=green stink bug nymph - Chinavia hilaris=Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris=Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris - Chinavia hilaris (Say) - widely dist. across N. Amer.
Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - Chinavia marginata=Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - Chinavia marginata=Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - Chinavia marginata=Chinavia marginata (Palisot)  - Chinavia marginata=Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - Chinavia marginata=Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - Chinavia marginata - Chinavia marginata (Palisot) - c. TX to S. Amer.
Southern Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula=Insect found in classroom - Nezara viridula=Southern Stink Bug Nymph - Nezara viridula=Bug Nymph? - Nezara viridula - Nezara viridula (Linnaeus) - se US, CA Pent - Chlorochroa opuntiae Pentatomid with big scutellum - Chlorochroa osborni Stink Bug - Chlorochroa saucia Pentatomid - Chlorochroa sayi
Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - Chlorochroa ligata=Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - Chlorochroa ligata=Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - Chlorochroa ligata=Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - Chlorochroa ligata=Conchuela Stink Bug Ova - Chlorochroa ligata - Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - w. NA adult - Pellaea stictica Cyptocephala antiguensis Pharypia nitidiventris   8W45 Banasa - Banasa calva Banasa dimiata - Banasa dimidiata Banasa euchlora Stål - Banasa euchlora Stinker - Banasa lenticularis Pentatomid - Banasa packardii Banasa rolstoni Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - Cyptocephala elegans=Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - Cyptocephala elegans 1011C25 - Cyptocephala antiguensis Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - Tepa brevis=Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - Tepa brevis 920W06 - Tepa vanduzeei Tepa
Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - Thyanta maculata=Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - Thyanta maculata=Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - Thyanta maculata=Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - Thyanta maculata=nymph - Thyanta maculata - Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - c. & w. TX to Panama
Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator=Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator - Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - widely dist. across N. Amer. Piezodorus guildinii
Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis Odmalea - male=Odmalea - male Dendrocoris parapini Pentatomidae - Dendrocoris contaminatus
flat brown bug - Sciocoris longifrons=flat brown bug - Sciocoris longifrons
Small Pentatomid - Bagrada hilaris Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica=Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica - Harlequin Bug - Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - e. US to CA

Subfamily Podopinae - Turtle Bugs

turtle bug? - Amaurochrous cinctipes Oncozygia clavicornis Oncozygia clavicornis

Family Acanthosomatidae - Shield Bugs

Red-Cross Shield Bug - Elasmostethus cruciatus

See Also:

Annotated List of Central Texas Pentatomidae - Austin Bug Collection

North American Pentatomid Genera Photos - BugGuide

Checklist of the Pentatomidae of Oklahoma - OK State University

Pentatomoidea Bibliography - David A. Rider

Selected References:

Arnold, D.C. and W.A. Drew. 1988. The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin, T-166. 42 pp.

Banks, N. 1910. Catalogue of the Nearctic Hemiptera-Heteroptera. American Entomological Society, Philadelphia, viii + 103 pp.

Barber, G.W. 1926. A short list of Scutelleroidea collected in New Mexico in 1916. Entomological News 37: 43–44.

Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289.

Barber, H.G. 1910. Some Mexican Hemiptera-Heteroptera new to the fauna of the United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 18: 34–39.

Blatchley, W.S. 1926. Heteroptera, or true bugs of eastern North America, with especial reference to the faunas of Indiana and Florida. The Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis. 1116 pp. (Text)

Bundy C.S. 2012. An annotated checklist of the stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of New Mexico. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 196-209.

DeCoursey, R.M. and C.O. Esselbaugh. 1962. Descriptions of the nymphal stages of some North American Pentatomidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 55: 323-342.

Esselbaugh, C.O. 1945. Biology of the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera). PhD Dissertation, Univ. Ill., Urbana, 247 pp.

Furth, D.G. 1974. The stink bugs of Ohio (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae). Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey 5(1): 1-62.

Froeschner, R.C. 1988. Family Pentatomidae Leach, 1815. The stink bugs, Pp. 544–597. In: T.J. Henry and R.C. Froeschner (eds.). 1988. Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. xix + 958 pp.

Knowlton, G.F. 1944. Pentatomidae eaten by Utah birds. Journal of Economic Entomology 37(1): 118-119.

McPherson, J.E. 1982. The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America with Emphasis on the Fauna of Illinois. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville.  ix + 240 pp.

Paiero S.M., S.A. Marshall, J.E. McPherson, and M.-S. Ma. 2013. Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and parent bugs (Acanthosomatidae) of Ontario and adjacent areas: A key to species and a review of the fauna. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 24: 1-183. [PDF]

Parshley, H.M. 1923. Family Pentatomidae, Cydnidae, Scutelleridae. Pp. 753-783, pls. XVIII-XX, In: Britton, W. E. (ed.), Guide to the Insects of Connecticut. Part IV. The Hemiptera or Sucking Insects of Connecticut. State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut 34: 807 pp.

Parshley, H.M. 1925. A bibliography of the North American Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Smith College, Northampton, Mass., ix + 252 pp.

Rider, D.A. 2012. The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380. [PDF]

Rolston, L.H. and F.J.D. McDonald. 1979. Keys and diagnoses for the families of Western Hemisphere Pentatomoidea, subfamilies of Pentatomidae and tribes of Pentatominae (Hemiptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 87(3): 189-207.

Ruckes, H. 1937. An annotated list of some pentatomids (Heteroptera) from New Mexico. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 32(1): 32-36.

Ruckes, H. 1938. Additions to an annotated list of pentatomids (Heteroptera) of New Mexico. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 33(1): 10-13.

Sanderson, E.D. 1905. Miscellaneous cotton insects in Texas. United States Department of Agriculture, Farmer's Bulletin 223, 23 pp.

Schaefer, C.W. and A.R. Panizzi (eds). 2000. Heteroptera of economic importance. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. xx + 828 pp. (Text)

Schuh, R.T. and J.A. Slater. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Classification and Natural History. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. xii + 336 pp. (Text)

Slater, J.A. and R.M. Baranowski. 1978. How to know the True Bugs. Wm. C. Brown Company, Dubuque, Iowa. x + 256 pp.

Snow, F.H. 1906. Some results of the University of Kansas entomological expeditions to Galveston and Brownsville, Texas, in 1904 and 1905. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 20(1):136-154.

Stroud, C.P. 1950. A survey of the insects of White Sands National Monument, Tularosa Basin, New Mexico. American Midland Naturalist 44: 659–677.

Summers, H.E. 1898. A generic synopsis of the Nearctic Pentatomidae. Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences 6: 40-46.

Thomas, D.B., Jr. 1992. Taxonomic synopsis of the asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Thomas Say Foundation Monograph, ESA, Vol. 16: iv + 156 pp.

Torre-Bueno, J.R. de la. 1912. Records of Heteroptera from Brownsville, Texas (Hemip.). Entomological News 23: 120-122.

Torre-Bueno, J.R. de la. 1925. Methods of collecting, mounting and preserving Hemiptera. Canadian Entomologist 57(3): 6-10, 27-32, 53-57.

Torre-Bueno, J.R. de la. 1939. A synopsis of the Hemiptera-Heteroptera of America North of Mexico. Part I, Families Scutelleridae, Cydnidae, Pentatomidae, Aradidae, Dysodiidae and Termitaphididae. Entomologica Americana (ns) 19: 141-304.

Torre-Bueno, J.R. de la. 1940. Additions and corrections to "A synopsis of the Hemiptera-Heteroptera of America North of Mexico", part I. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 35: 51-53.

Townsend, C.H.T. 1894. Notes on some south-western Hemiptera. The Canadian Entomologist 26: 312–316.

Uhler, P.R. 1876. List of Hemiptera of the region west of the Mississippi River, including those collected during the Hayden explorations of 1873. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 1: 267–361, plates 1–21.

Uhler, P.R. 1886. Check-List of the Hemiptera Heteroptera of North America. Brooklyn Entomological Society, Henry H. Kahrs, Steam Printer, Brooklyn, N.Y., i + 32 pp.

Uhler, P.R. 1904. List of Hemiptera-Heteroptera of Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico, collected by Messrs. E. A. Schwarz and Herbert S. Barber. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 27: 349–364.

Van Duzee, E.P. 1903. Hemiptera of Beulah, New Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 29: 107–113.

Van Duzee, E.P. 1904. Annotated list of the Pentatomidae recorded from America, north of Mexico, with descriptions of some new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 30(1): 1-80.

Van Duzee, E.P. 1917. Catalogue of the Hemiptera of American North of Mexico: excepting the Aphididae, Coccidae and Aleurodidae. Vol. 2. University of California Press, Berkeley. i-xiv + 902 pp. (Full Text)

Vyavhare, S.S., M.O. Way, and R.F. Medina. 2014. Stink bug species composition and relative abundance of the redbanded stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in soybean in the upper gulf coast Texas. Environmental Entomology 43(6):1621-7. [Abstract]

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