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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Pentatominae

4th Instar - Chlorochroa Stink Bug - Mormidea lugens Pentatomidae, ventral - Mecidea major - - Bagrada hilaris Hemiptera - Stink Bug? - Dendrocoris humeralis Oebalus pugnax? - Oebalus pugnax Oebalus pugnax? - Oebalus pugnax Garden friend or foe - Murgantia histrionica
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
Numbers
by far the largest pentatomid subfamily, with >160 spp. in ~40 genera in our area (14 tribes represented)(1); >3,300 spp. in ca. 620 genera of 42 tribes worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide