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Species Euschistus servus - Brown Stink Bug

Brown Stink Bug - Euschistus servus Euschistus? - Euschistus servus Stinkbug - Euschistus servus Family Pentatomidae - which genus? - Euschistus servus Euschistus? - Euschistus servus Euschistus - Euschistus servus Stink Bug - Euschistus servus Stink bug - Euschistus servus
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 Euschistus
Species servus (Brown Stink Bug)
Explanation of Names
Euschistus servus (Say 1832)
servus = 'slave'
11-15 mm(1)
mostly e. NA to AZ, but other scattered w. NA records(2)(1)
mostly: May-Nov (BG data)(1)
extremely polyphagous, host records include ~70 spp. in 25 families(3)
the most economically important species of the genus in our area, may damage soybean, corn, cotton, alfalfa, sorghum, fruit, pecan, and tobacco(4)
Print References
Woodside A.M. (1946) Life history studies of Euschistus servus and E. tristigmus. Journal of Economic Entomology 39: 161-163.
Internet References
Featured Creatures - Gomez & Mizel 2008-2013(5)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Pentatomoidea Host Index
4.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.
5.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
6.University of Alberta Entomology Collection