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Tribe Pentatomini

Stink Bug - Banasa calva Thyanta custator - Red-shouldered Stink Bug nymph?? - Thyanta stinkbug - Banasa dimidiata Banasa euchlora - Juniper Stink Bug - Banasa euchlora pink n green bug - Thyanta custator Bug on Raspberries - Banasa dimidiata Banasa sp. ? - Banasa dimidiata bug nymph - Thyanta
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 Pentatomini
Numbers
ca. 30 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1); ~300 spp. in ~60 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
This tribe is difficult to define. Basically, after most other genera have been placed in other tribes, those remaining genera with spine or tubercle at the base of the abdomen have been placed in the Pentatomini, but the spine/tubercle also occurs in Menidini, some Nezarini, some Procleticini, etc. Banasa placement in the Pentatomini is tentative at best; it may be better suited in the Menidini(3)