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Genus Perillus

Red Nymph - Perillus Two-spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus Stink Bug - Perillus exaptus Orange Pent - Perillus exaptus Perillus circumcinctus ? - Perillus circumcinctus Red and Black Bug - Perillus splendidus Perillus lunatus Bug ~9mm - Perillus bioculatus
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mineus
Explanation of Names
Perillus Stål 1862
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
see(2)(3)
Remarks
P. bioculatus is used to control Colorado Potato Beetle
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Review of the genus Perillus with description of a new species (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae).
Knight, H.H. 1952. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 45(2): 229–232.
3.Taxonomic synopsis of the asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the western hemisphere
Thomas D.B. 1992. Entomological Society of America (Thomas Say Monograph), Lantham, MD. 156 pp.