Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

Small Milkweed Bug for WA - Lygaeus kalmii Broad-headed Bug? - Darmistus subvittatus Brown Marmorated Stink Bug  - Halyomorpha halys ID for a Stink Bug nymph? - Thyanta custator Unidentified Nymphs Podisus serieventris ? - Podisus Pentatomidae - Brochymena bug on yarrow - Harmostes reflexulus
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
Numbers
worldwide, >16,200 spp. in >2620 genera of 42 families, arranged into 5 superfamilies(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Food
mostly herbivores, incl. seed- and root-feeders; some are predators (Geocoridae, Asopinae, some exotic Pyrrhocoridae; some Berytidae zoophagous); members of one exotic tribe of the Rhyparochromidae are hematophagous(1)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.