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Tribe Pentatomini

Stink bugs - Thyanta calceata - male - female tiny hemiptera - Tepa yerma Thrip? - Banasa sordida Banasa packardi - Banasa packardii red-shouldered stink bug - Thyanta custator Tepa Beetle? - Thyanta custator shield bug - Thyanta custator
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)