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Species Perillus bioculatus - Two-spotted Stink Bug

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Classification
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)
Size
8.5-11.5 mm(1)
Identification
Bold pattern is distinctive, though color variable. P. circumcinctus is very similar(2)

red color is due to carotin pigment obtained from the bodies of the Colorado potato beetle upon which they feed.
bugs will change from white, or yellow to red and the change is unidirectional (1)
Range
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)
Food
primarily preys on Colorado Potato Beetle(4) and other chrysomelids(1) but also on caterpillars
Life Cycle
each individual is capable of destroying an average of 231.5 Colorado potato beetle eggs during its nymphal development and 150 to 200 larvae during its lifetime.(1)
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.