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Genus Brochymena - Rough Stink Bugs

Stink bug - Brochymena quadripustulata Stink Bug--Brochymena sp?   - Brochymena arborea Rough Stink Bug - Brochymena sulcata Tree Stink Bug - Brochymena quadripustulata Brochymena - Brochymena affinis Stink Bug - Brochymena affinis Brochymena arborea (Say) - Brochymena arborea Brochymena? - Brochymena
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 Halyini
Genus Brochymena (Rough Stink Bugs)
Other Common Names
Tree Stink Bugs
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parabrochymena Larivière 1992 (see discussion here)
Explanation of Names
Brochymena Amyot & Serville 1843
Greek brochos (βρο'χος) 'net' + umen (υμη'ν) 'membrane'
Numbers
17 spp. in our area (+a couple with unreliable old records), 25 total(1)(2)
not yet in the guide:
Brochymena diluta Ruckes 1939 [images upcoming]
Brochymena apiculata Van Duzee 1923 "sw US," no state records and no US specimens in TAMUIC
Brochymena haedula Stål 1862 recorded in AZ & TX but no US specimens in TAMUIC
Size
10-22 mm(1)
Identification
Usually bark-like (cryptic). Lateral teeth on juga. Head elongated, pronotum laterally with toothlike projections, and rear margin of abdomen has pleated pattern.
key to spp. of the arborea-group in(2)
key to the remaining spp. in(1)
Range
across NA south to Panama, most diverse in so. US(3)
Habitat
forests, orchards; on various trees and shrubs(4)
Season
year round in the south; data for each species in(1)
Food
phytophagous (some reports of predation)(4)
Life Cycle
see (1)(2) for the best account for each species
Works Cited
1.Description of Parabrochymena, new genus, and redefinition and review of Brochymena Amyot and Audinet-Serville...
Larivière M.-C. 1992. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 163: 75 pp.
2.Parabrochymena Larivière (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): Systematics, natural history, chorological affinities...
Larivière M.-C. 1994. Can. Entomol. 126: 1193-1250.
3.The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea
Rider D.A. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380.
4.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.