Texas Stink Bugs - Family Pentatomidae

BugGuide image guide to 90+ stink bug spp. in Texas

I was greatly assisted by V. Bugh, D. Rider and D. Thomas, among others
I also benefited from access to the TAMUIC and the UTIC collections,
as well as BugGuide images, but any mistakes below are my own.

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn

Subfamily Asopinae - Predatory Stink Bugs

Apateticus lineolatus (Herrich-Schäffer) - Apateticus lineolatus=   - Apateticus lineolatus - Apateticus lineolatus (Herrich-Schäffer) - large arboreal sp. similar to Brochymena, but edge of pronotum is smooth - mostly sw US to c. TX
BG3134 F0002h - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis=Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Dallas) - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis=Hemipteran nymph - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Dallas) - large arboreal sp. w/ double-pointed humeral spines - se US to c. TX
Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus=Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus=nymph - Apoecilus cynicus=Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus - Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - feeds on caterpillars along woodland edges - e NA to CA
Florida predatory stinkbug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus=Florida Predatory Stink Bug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus - Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus) - preys on wide var. of adult and imm. insects - se US to n. TX
Oplomus mundus Stål - Oplomus mundus - male=Oplomus mundus Stål - Oplomus mundus - male=Orange Stinkbug with Two Black Spots - Oplomus mundus=Oplomus mundus - Oplomus mundus Stål - s. TX to Panama
Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - Tylospilus acutissimus=Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - Tylospilus acutissimus=Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - Tylospilus acutissimus - Tylospilus acutissimus (Stål) - KS to Columbia
Stink bug - Perillus bioculatus=Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus=Two-spotted stink bug - Perillus bioculatus - Two-spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus (Fabricius) - red color is due to pigment obtained from its prey, mostly chrysomelids - widely dist. across US
Pred. Stinkbugs - Perillus confluens - male - female Perillus splendidus (Uhler) - Perillus splendidus Pentatomidae, dorsal - Perillus strigipes=Podisus strigipes (Herrich-Schäffer) - Perillus strigipes - genus widely dist. across NA
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) - preys on wide var. of adult & imm. insects - 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) - mostly preys on caterpillars - e US to NM
Iridescent Black Pentatomid in California - Zicrona americana=Iridescent Black Pentatomid nymph - Zicrona americana - Zicrona americana Thomas - adults similar to dark form of Anchor Sink Bug above, nymps similar to E. floridanus - w. US to TX & KS

Subfamily Discocephalinae

Lineostethus clypeatus (Stal) - Lineostethus clypealis - Lineostethus clypeatus (Stal) - southmost TX to Mex

Subfamily Edessinae

Edessa? - Edessa bifida - Edessa bifida (Say) - large, smooth, rounded sp. - se US to c. TX

Subfamily Pentatominae

Neottiglossa cavifrons Stal - Neottiglossa cavifrons - Neottiglossa cavifrons Stål - very small pentatomid - se US to CA
Bug Adult - Aelia americana=Bug Nymph - Aelia americana - Aelia americana Dallas - asso. w/ grasses - w. NA to n. TX
- African Cluster Bug - Agonoscelis puberula Stål - small, adventive sp. forms clusters on its host horehound. - sw US to AR Halyomorpha halys=brown marmorated stinkbug - Halyomorpha halys - female=Stink bug - Halyomorpha halys=Spiky Nymph - Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Halyomorpha halys (Stål) - invasive sp., may be established in the Houston area - mostly e US, and w coast
Cosmopepla lintneriana? - Cosmopepla lintneriana=What is this, please? - Cosmopepla lintneriana - Two-spotted Stink Bug - Cosmopepla lintneriana (Kirkaldy) - small, often on plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae) - e NA to BC
Kermana imbuta (Walker) - Kermana imbuta=Kermana imbuta (Walker) - Kermana imbuta=Kermana imbuta (Walker) - Kermana imbuta - Kermana imbuta (Walker) - c. TX to C. Amer.
Mormidea lugens (Fabricius) - Mormidea lugens=Mormidea lugens 5th instar - Mormidea lugens - Mormidea lugens (Fabricius) - small destinctive sp. often found on grasses - e NA to c. TX,  Mex.
Proxys punctulatus (Palisot) - Proxys punctulatus=830W14 - Proxys punctulatus=bug nymph - Proxys punctulatus - Black Stink Bug - Proxys punctulatus (Palisot) - e US to c. TX, CA
Coenus delius (Say) - Coenus delius=Coenus delius (Say) - Coenus delius - Coenus delius (Say) - pale, plump pentatomid with long rounded scutellum - e NA to BC (rare in south)
Holcostethus limbolarius (Stål) - Holcostethus limbolarius=Holcostethus limbolarius=Margined Stink Bug - Holcostethus limbolarius - Holcostethus limbolarius (Stål) - pronotum and elytra with thin cream-colored margin - widely dist. across NA
Hymenarcys nervosa=Hymenarcys nervosa nymph - Hymenarcys nervosa - Hymenarcys nervosa (Say) - prominent veins in the wing membrane - e US to c. TX
Menecles insertus (Say) - Menecles insertus=Menecles insertus ? - Menecles insertus=Brown pentatomoid nymph - Menecles insertus - Menecles insertus (Say) - broadly flattened body - e NA to CA
Pentatomid - Moromorpha tetra=  - Moromorpha tetra=Immature Bug 5 - Moromorpha tetra - Moromorpha tetra (Walker) - AZ to TX / Mex.
Mormidea cubrosa Dallas - Mormidea cubrosa - Mormidea cubrosa Dallas - s. TX to Columbia
Mcphersonarcys aequalis (Say) - Mcphersonarcys aequalis=Mcphersonarcys aequalis (Say) - Mcphersonarcys aequalis=Mcphersonarcys aequalis (Say) - Mcphersonarcys aequalis - Mcphersonarcys aequalis (Say) - elongated head and prothorax - e NA to AZ, uncommon in TX
Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius) - Oebalus pugnax=Rice Stink Bug nymph - Oebalus pugnax=Early instar nymph - Oebalus pugnax - Rice Stink Bug - Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius) - narrow with forward-pointing spines on shoulders - see also Mecidea - e US to AZ
Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - Prionosoma podopioides - Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - hairy pronotum and head - hosts on desert monocots - w. NA to s. TX
Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - Trichopepla semivittata=Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - Trichopepla semivittata=Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - Trichopepla semivittata=stinkbug with nymphs - Trichopepla semivittata - Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - small, roundish, boldly patterned, see also Dendrocoris - e US to Mex. Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Euschistus obscurus=Euschistus obscurus (Palisot)  - Euschistus obscurus=Euschistus obscurus? - Euschistus obscurus - Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - small w/ pale bar stretching betw. the humeral angles of the pronotum - se US to Mex.
Euschistus servus (Say) - Euschistus servus=Euschistus servus (Say) - Euschistus servus - Brown Stink Bug - Euschistus servus (Say) - large, variable in color, ranging from very light tan to rather dark brown - widely dist.
Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - Euschistus tristigmus=Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - Euschistus tristigmus - Dusky Stink Bug - Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - pronounced shoulder angles, tip of the scutellum is often white - e. NA
Euschistus crassus Dallas - Euschistus crassus=Euschistus crassus Dallas - Euschistus crassus - Euschistus crassus Dallas - apparently prefers sandy areas - se US to c. TX
Euschistus ictericus (Linnaeus) - Euschistus ictericus=Euschistus ictericus (Linnaeus) - Euschistus ictericus - Euschistus ictericus (Linnaeus) -  large, sharp spines on the shoulders - uncommon, e NA to c. TX
Euschistus latimarginatus Zimmer - Euschistus latimarginatus - male=Euschistus latimarginatus Zimmer - Euschistus latimarginatus - male - Euschistus latimarginatus Zimmer - a sandhill specialist - ranges from w. TX to NE & CO
Euschistus quadrator Rolston - Euschistus quadrator=Euschistus quadrator Rolston - Euschistus quadrator - Euschistus quadrator Rolston - sharp humeral spines - uncommon, se US to C. Amer.
Pentatomid - Euschistus variolarius - male=Pentatomid - Euschistus variolarius - male - Euschistus variolarius (Palisot de Beauvois) - male has prominent black spot below - widely dist., but mostly n. of Texas Unknown Stink Bug - Arvelius albopunctatus=Arvelius albopunctatus (DeGeer) - Arvelius albopunctatus=What am I? - Arvelius albopunctatus=Tomato Stink Bug Nymphs - Arvelius albopunctatus=Bugs?? - Arvelius albopunctatus=Orange/Black - Leaf-footed Insect?  Assassin Bug? - Arvelius albopunctatus=Stink bug nymphs??? - Arvelius albopunctatus - Arvelius albopunctatus (DeGeer) - AZ, TX, FL, Neotropics
Loxa - 2 Loxa spp. in TX - NM to FL / Mex. to S. Amer. / W. Indies
Brochymena arborea (Say) - Brochymena arborea - Brochymena arborea (Say) - note distinctive quadrate humeral angles of the pronotum - e. NA to NM
Brochymena chelonoides Ruckes - Brochymena chelonoides Brochymena lineata Ruckes - Brochymena lineata Brochymena quadripustulata (Fabricius) - Brochymena quadripustulata Brochymena cariosa Stål - Brochymena cariosa Brochymena? - Brochymena parva Brochymena - Brochymena sulcata Rough Stink Bug - Brochymena cariosa Rough Stink Bug - Brochymena myops let it not be marmorated - Brochymena punctata Which Stink Bug ? - Brochymena barberi - genus widely dist. across NA Pentatomidae - Mecidea=Mecidea major Sailer - Mecidea major=Unid. striped true bug nymph - Mecidea - two spp. in Texas - grass hosts include Sideoats Grama - see also Rice Stink Bug - genus ranges from upper midwest to sw US
Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris=green stink bug nymph - Chinavia hilaris=Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris=Chinavia hilaris (Say) - Chinavia hilaris - Green Stink Bug - Chinavia hilaris (Say) - this is the most common sp. in TX - 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) - antennae of adults are blue-green - uncommon from c. TX to S. Amer.
Southern Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula=Southern Stink Bug Nymph - Nezara viridula=Bug Nymph? - Nezara viridula=Insect found in classroom - Nezara viridula - Southern Green Stink Bug - Nezara viridula (Linnaeus) - scutellum has small black dot in each forward corner - se US, CA 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 - Conchuela Stink Bug - Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - prefers fleshy fruits of various plants - w. NA to c. TX
Pent - Chlorochroa opuntiae Pentatomid with big scutellum - Chlorochroa osborni Chlorochroa saucia Pentatomid - Chlorochroa sayi - some five other spp. in Texas - genus mostly occurs across w. NA
adult - Pellaea stictica=last instar nymph - Pellaea stictica - Pellaea stictica (Dallas) - s. TX to S. Amer. - may feed on Ligustrum
Pharypia nitidiventris predatory stink bug? - Ramosiana insignis - Two first US records, Hays Co. and Kenedy Co. respectively.
Banasa euchlora Stål - Banasa euchlora=Pentatomidae nymph - Banasa euchlora - Jade Stink Bug - Banasa euchlora Stål - widely dist. across the US
8W45 Banasa - Banasa calva Banasa dimiata - Banasa dimidiata Stinker - Banasa lenticularis Pentatomid - Banasa packardii Banasa rolstoni - other spp. require dissection to separate. Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - Cyptocephala elegans=Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - Cyptocephala elegans=Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - Cyptocephala elegans - Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - hosts on Chenopodiaceae - s. TX, s. FL
1011C25 - Cyptocephala antiguensis - Cyptocephala antiguensis (Westwood) - sw US to s. TX
Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - Tepa brevis=Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - Tepa brevis - Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - w. NA to s. TX
920W06 - Tepa vanduzeei Tepa jugosa (Van Duzee) - Tepa jugosa Tepa=Tepa - small, flat-colored, difficult to separate spp. that host on saltbush (Atriplex) - genus occurs in w. NA
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 - Red-shouldered Sink Bug - Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - widely dist. across N. Amer.
Thyanta calceata (Say) - Thyanta calceata=Thyanta calceata (Say) - Thyanta calceata=Stink Bug - Thyanta calceata=Thyanta calceata (Say) - Thyanta calceata - Thyanta calceata (Say) - note narrow black line on the leading edge of the pronotum - e. US to e. TX
Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - Thyanta maculata=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) - mostly s. TX to Panama
Stinkbug - Thyanta perditor=Thyanta perditor? - Thyanta perditor=bug - Thyanta perditor - Thyanta perditor (Fabricius) - mostly so. FL but 1 southmost TX record.
Piezodorus guildinii=Nymphs - Piezodorus guildinii - Red-banded Stink Bug - Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) - major pest of soybeans in the southeast, see also Banasa spp. - se US to NM Odmalea - male=Odmalea - male Odmalea schaefferi (Barber) - Odmalea schaefferi=Odmalea schaefferi (Barber) - Odmalea schaefferi=Odmalea schaefferi (Barber) - Odmalea schaefferi - Odmalea spp. - two small spp. w/ pronounced pronotal angles - rare in s. TX
Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis=Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis=Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis=Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis - Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - small, rounded, reddish sp. mostly found on oak - e. US to CA
Dendrocoris parapini Pentatomidae - Dendrocoris contaminatus - two other uncommon spp. in w. Texas
flat brown bug - Sciocoris longifrons=flat brown bug - Sciocoris longifrons=Sciocoris longifrons Barber - Sciocoris longifrons - Sciocoris longifrons Barber - subterranean pentatomid - c. and s. Texas Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica=Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica=Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica=Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - Murgantia histrionica=Halloween Bug - Murgantia histrionica=Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica, hatching from eggs - Murgantia histrionica - Harlequin Bug - Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - primarily on Brassicaceae - e. US to CA
Bagrada Bug? - Bagrada hilaris=Bagrada hilaris infestation (mostly immatures) - Bagrada hilaris - Painted Bug - Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) - adventive - sw US to c. TX, native to Africa.

Subfamily Podopinae - Turtle Bugs (formerly a full family separate from Pentatomidae)

W8-01 - Amaurochrous cinctipes - female=W8-01 - Amaurochrous cinctipes - female - Amaurochrous cinctipes (Say) - generally on veg is wet areas - e. NA to sw. TX
Oncozygia clavicornis=Oncozygia clavicornis=Oncozygia clavicornis - Oncozygia clavicornis Stål - life history unknown - uncommon, coastal se US to s TX

Family Acanthosomatidae - Shield Bugs

Red-Cross Shield Bug - Elasmostethus cruciatus=Red-Cross Shield Bug Nymph - Elasmostethus cruciatus - Red-Cross Shield Bug - Elasmostethus cruciatus (Say) - hosts on alder - Alnus (Betulaceae) - mountain west, n. US & Can.

See Also:

Annotated List and Photos of Central Texas Pentatomidae (Excellent reference) - Austin Bug Collection

Detailed Morphology of Pentatomidae - Biological Survey of Canada

North American Pentatomid Genera Photos - BugGuide

Field Guide to Stink Bugs of Agricultural Importance (PDF) - Virginia Tech

Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera & Homoptera

Checklist of the Pentatomidae of Oklahoma (60 spp.) - OK State University

Genus Index - David Rider, North Dakota State University

Species Index - David Rider, North Dakota State University

Pentatomoidea Bibliography - David Rider, North Dakota State University


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