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Genus Perillus

Two-spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus ventral view - Perillus bioculatus - Perillus bioculatus - female Two-spotted Stink Bug Nymph - Perillus bioculatus Two-spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus Two-spotted Stink Bug - Perillus bioculatus Black Beetle w/ Red & White Design - Perillus black and white bug - Perillus bioculatus Perillus bioculatus? - Perillus bioculatus
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
Explanation of Names
Perillus Stål 1862
7 spp. in our area(1)
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.