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Species Perillus bioculatus - Two-spotted Stink Bug

Perillus bioculatus Two-Spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus Unk  Red-legged bug - Perillus bioculatus Perillus - Perillus bioculatus Red marked Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus 2-spoted stink bug on a flea beetle prey - Perillus bioculatus Two-spotted Stink Bug (Perillus bioculatus) - Perillus bioculatus Predatory Stink Bug eating a Burrobrush Leaf Beetle - Perillus bioculatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Asopinae (Predatory Stink Bugs)
Genus Perillus
Species bioculatus (Two-spotted Stink Bug)
Explanation of Names
Perillus bioculatus (Fabricius 1775)
8.5-11.5 mm(1)
Bold pattern is distinctive, though color variable. P. circumcinctus is very similar(2)
across so. Canada and the US to Mexico(1); recently introduced to Greece & Turkey(3); originally a western species that spread eastward following its principal prey, the Colorado Potato Beetle(4)
principal prey: Colorado Potato Beetle(4)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
4.Annotated checklist of the Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of Connecticut
O'Donnell J.E., Schaefer C.W. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 220-234.
5.University of Alberta Entomology Collection