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Species Proxys punctulatus - Black Stink Bug

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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 Carpocorini
Genus Proxys
Species punctulatus (Black Stink Bug)
Other Common Names
BSB
Explanation of Names
Proxys punctulatus (Palisot 1818)
Size
11-13 mm(1)
Identification
Range
e US, CA (PA-MO to FL-TX, CA) to S. America(2)(3)(BG data)
Food
polyphagous(4), cotton, soybean and citrus, it can also be predaceous.
Life Cycle
at least partially bivoltine; overwinters as adults(1)
Print References
Vangeison K.W., McPherson J.E. (1975) Life history and laboratory rearing of Proxys punctulatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) with descriptions of immature stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68: 25-30 (Full text)
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