Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
no generally accepted tribal arrangement exists
35 spp. in 16 genera in our area(1)
, ~300 spp. in 66 genera worldwide(2)
easily recognized by the free first segment of the rostrum(3)
; rostrum enlarged, very little of it fits between bucculae(4)
"In identifying asopines it helps to be color blind" (D.B. Thomas)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Predatory, unlike other stink bugs; feed on other insects. Prey is primarily slow-moving soft-bodied insects, especially larvae. Most are generalist predators.
Several species are used in Integrated Pest Management. Some are commercially available, e. g. Podisus maculiventris.