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Species Banasa euchlora - Juniper Stink Bug

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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
Genus Banasa
Species euchlora (Juniper Stink Bug)
Other Common Names
Jade Stinkbug
Explanation of Names
Banasa euchlora Stål 1872
euchlora (G). 'truly green'
9.0-11.0 mm(1)
Separated from its congeners by jade-green color, and the large calloused ivory-white spot in each basal angle of the scutellum(1)
widely dist. (AZ-FL-ME-OR) (1)(2)(BG data)
on Juniperus spp. (Cupressaceae) (5)(6)
Life Cycle
Adults overwinter
attracted to UV lights more often than other pentatomids in VA, sometimes in numbers(4)
Internet References
Type - Swedish Museum of Natural History
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
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.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
4.The Virginia species of Banasa, three decades later (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
R.L. Hoffman. 2005. Banisteria 25: 41-44.
5.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
6.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.