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Species Euschistus obscurus

Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Euschistus obscurus Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Euschistus obscurus Euschistus obscurus - male Euschistus obscurus - male Euschistus obscurus Euschistus obscurus Stink Bug - Euschistus sp.? - Euschistus obscurus Pentatomidae - Euschistus obscurus
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 Carpocorini
Genus Euschistus
Species obscurus (Euschistus obscurus)
Other Common Names
Pale-lined Stink Bug (PLSB)
Explanation of Names
Euschistus obscurus (Palisot 1817)
Identification
The most noticeable feature of these is the light bar stretching between the humeral angles of the pronotum, where it looks like it was "worn" a bit. The shoulder angles are usually rounded but may also be slightly pointed. These insects are either green or yellow on the underside and when they mate, there is always one yellow and one green.(1)
Range
se. US (*NC-FL-TX) & Mexico(2)(*BG data)
Remarks
very common in c TX
Print References
Chapin J.B. (1959) The biology of Euschistus obscurus (Palisot de Beauvois). Master of Science Thesis, Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge, 49 pp.
Works Cited
1.Austin bug collection
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.