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Species Apoecilus cynicus

Stink Bug - Apoecilus cynicus Large predatory stink bug - Apoecilus cynicus Predatory Stink Bug - Apoecilus cynicus stinky - Apoecilus cynicus Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - Apoecilus cynicus Stink Bug - Apoecilus cynicus pentatomid 1 - Apoecilus cynicus Apoecilus sp.? - Apoecilus cynicus
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 Asopinae (Predatory Stink Bugs)
Genus Apoecilus
Species cynicus (Apoecilus cynicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apateticus cynicus (Say)
Explanation of Names
Apoecilus cynicus (Say 1832)
Size
13-20 mm(1)
Identification
juga slightly exceeding tylus(1)
Range
e NA to CA (QC-MB to FL-CA)(2)(BG data)
Habitat
woodland edges(1)
Food
mostly feeds on caterpillars(1)
Life Cycle
overwinters as eggs (most pentatomids overwinter as adults)(1)
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.