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Tribe Pentatomini

Stink bug - Banasa packardii Stink Bug - Banasa calva? (Confirmation Please) - Banasa calva Banasa dimidiata - male 920W06 - Tepa vanduzeei Banasa dimiata (Say) - Banasa dimidiata Banasa calva? - Banasa calva Banasa rolstoni A green stink bug - Banasa calva
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
ca. 30 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1); ~300 spp. in ~60 genera worldwide(2)
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)