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Species Brochymena quadripustulata - Four-humped Stink Bug

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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 Halyini
Genus Brochymena (Rough Stink Bugs)
Species quadripustulata (Four-humped Stink Bug)
Other Common Names
Rough Stink Bug
Explanation of Names
Brochymena quadripustulata (Fabricius 1775)
Specific epithet refers to the four callosities on the pronotum.
10-18 mm(1)
Reddish-brown or gray, bark-like. Specific, though not necessarily diagnostic, characters (2):
juga exceed tylus, usually meet/overlap in front of it
humeral angles ("shoulders") of pronotum bluntly pointed
opening of scent gland (underside of thorax) with black "ear-like" mark
e NA to Rockies, more common north of 40°N(1)(3)(4)
recorded hosts include members of 18 plant families(5)
Print References
Cuda, J.P. and J.E. McPherson. 1976. Life history and laboratory rearing of Brochymena quadripustulata with descriptions of immature stages and additional notes on Brochymena arborea (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 69(5): 977-983.
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.Alaskan Heteroptera (Hemiptera): New records, associated data, and deletions
Scudder G.G.E., Sikes D.S. 2014. Zootaxa 3852: 373-381.
5.Pentatomoidea Host Index