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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)
epithet refers to the four pronotal callosities
♂ 12.4-16.0 mm, ♀ 14.6-18.6 mm(1)
juga exceed tylus, usually meet/overlap in front of it (may be very difficult to distinguish from B. sulcata)
the most widespread member of the genus: transcontinental in the north (AK-NS), US (ME-FL to the Rockies) to ne Mexico; most abundant north of 40°N(1)(2)(3)
widely dist., most common across e. NA - Map (4)
recorded hosts include members of 18 plant families(5)
Print References
Cuda J.P., McPherson J.E. (1976) Life history and laboratory rearing of Brochymena quadripustulata with descriptions of immature stages and additional notes on Brochymena arborea (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 69: 977-983.
Works Cited
1.Description of Parabrochymena, new genus, and redefinition and review of Brochymena Amyot and Audinet-Serville...
Larivière M.-C. 1992. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 163: 75 pp.
2.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.
3.Alaskan Heteroptera (Hemiptera): New records, associated data, and deletions
Scudder G.G.E., Sikes D.S. 2014. Zootaxa 3852: 373-381.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Pentatomoidea Host Index