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Genus Dendrocoris

stink bug - Dendrocoris humeralis stink/shield - Dendrocoris humeralis Pentatomid on Creosote - Dendrocoris contaminatus Reddish Stink Bug - Dendrocoris humeralis Stink Bug - Dendrocoris humeralis Dendrocoris humeralis Dendrocoris pini Stink Bug - Dendrocoris humeralis
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 Pentatominae
Tribe Procleticini
Genus Dendrocoris
Explanation of Names
Dendrocoris Bergroth 1891
dendrocoris (G). 'tree bug' (1)
Numbers
10 spp. in our area, 14 total(2)
Identification
Range
e. US to CA / Mex. to Guatemala; most diverse in sw. US, represented by just 2 spp. in the east(2) (see Remarks below)
Food
hosts: mostly pines or oaks(2)
Remarks
pers. comm. from D.B. Thomas:
D. reticulatus is easily collected in numbers by beating live oak in se. AZ and adjacent NM
D. arizonensis is also an oak feeder and has a wider distribution (CA to TX), but is much rarer
D. fruticicola se. US; reportedly, an oak feeder, but there are also records on pine
D. neomexicanus is probably an oak feeder but is extremely rare (known by only a couple of specimens other than the types; UT, NM); could easily be mistaken for D. contaminatus which is restricted to creosote bush
D. parapini is also very rare; type locality: Davis Mountains, TX (on pinyon pine)
D. pini is more common and lives on pine on the West Coast (BC to Baja)
D. humeralis is widely distributed (3)
Print References
Nelson, G.H. 1955. A revision of the genus Dendrocoris and its generic relationships. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 57: 49-67.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Review of the genus Dendrocoris Bergroth with descriptions of new species (Pentatomidae: Heteroptera)
Thomas D.B., Brailovsky H. 1999. Insecta Mundi 13: 1-9.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.