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Genus Holcostethus

Stink bug ID - Holcostethus abbreviatus Holcostethus? - Holcostethus limbolarius Holcostethus limbolarius Early instar nymph - Holcostethus limbolarius Holcostethus limbolarius 5015757 Holcostethus - Holcostethus limbolarius Yellow Bellied Stink Bug - Holcostethus abbreviatus maybe Thyanta custator ? - Holcostethus limbolarius
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 Holcostethus
Explanation of Names
Holcostethus Fieber 1860
7 spp. in our area(1)
8-10 mm(2)
key to spp. in(2)
throughout NA, more diverse in the west(2); Eurasia
weedy fields, dry waste places
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Revision of the genus Holcostethus in North America (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
McDonald F.J.D. 1974. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 82: 245–258.