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Species Euschistus variolarius - One-spotted Stink Bug

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Classification
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 variolarius (One-spotted Stink Bug)
Explanation of Names
Euschistus variolarius (Palisot de Beauvois 1805)
Size
11-15 mm(1)
Identification
The only reliable way to separate variolarius from servus is a ventral view. The males of the one-spot stinkbug (E. variolarius) have one big spot on the pygophore; servus, none.

The females are differentiated by a small dark spot on the anterior corner on the edge of each abdominal segment in servus (no spot in variolarius); sometimes you can see it on the dorsal view. (D.B. Thomas, pers. comm. to =v=, 11/05/09)
Range
across Canada (QC-BC) to FL-UT(1)
Season
Feb-Nov(1)
Food
polyphagous (recorded from over two dozen spp. in 15 plant families)(2)
Life Cycle
1-2 generations a year(1)
Remarks
minor pest of vegetables and fruit/buds(3)
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