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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Podisus brevispinus

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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 Podisus
Species brevispinus (Podisus brevispinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=modestus auct. nec Dallas (until recently usually referred to as P. modestus)
"Kathy Phillips discovered that the type of Arma modesta Dallas is a specimen of P. maculiventris. Hence the species referenced by McPherson and other authors as P. modestus was actually unnamed. Phillips proposed the name brevispinus for the short abdominal spine." (D. B. Thomas, pers. comm. to =v=, 10/13/09); see also
Explanation of Names
Podisus brevispinus Phillips; Thomas (1992) attributes authorship to Phillips, but Rider (2012) attributes authorship to Thomas(1)
8-11 mm(2)
across Canada and n. US south to GA & NM(2)
throughout the summer(2)
Works Cited
1.Annotated checklist of the Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of Connecticut
O'Donnell J.E., Schaefer C.W. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 220-234.
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.