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Genus Holcostethus

Shield or Stink Bug - Holcostethus limbolarius Dormant stinkbug - Holcostethus limbolarius Mating Holcostethus limbolarius - Holcostethus limbolarius - male - female Holcostethus limbolarius Silver Star Mountain Shield Bug 1 - Holcostethus tristis Neat looking bug - Holcostethus limbolarius Podisus sp? - Holcostethus limbolarius 5016042 pent - 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.