Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Apoecilus

Unknown - Apoecilus Orange Stink Bug? - Apoecilus cynicus Large predatory stink bug - Apoecilus cynicus Predatory Stink Bugs - Apoecilus cynicus - male - female Apoecilus cynicus pentatomid - Apoecilus Apoecilus Unknown Shield Insect  - Apoecilus
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 Asopinae (Predatory Stink Bugs)
Genus Apoecilus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently, often treated as a subgenus of Apateticus
Explanation of Names
Apoecilus Stål 1870
4 spp. in our area(1)
at up to 20 mm, the largest asopines and among the largest pentatomoids in our area(2)
most of the US(1)
often collected washed ashore in MI(2)
See Also

Podisus: juga equal tylus(3)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.An updated synopsis of the Pentatomoidea (Heteroptera) of Michigan
Swanson D.R. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 263-311.
3.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.