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Genus Podisus

Brown Stink Bug - Podisus serieventris Which stinkbug please 2 - Podisus Stink Bug 01 - Podisus maculiventris - female Spined Soldier Bug - Podisus maculiventris - male Pentatomid - Podisus maculiventris Stinkbug maybe? - Podisus serieventris Caterpillar with predatory stinkbug? - Podisus eggs, 1st instar & 2nd instar - Podisus
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 Asopinae (Predatory Stink Bugs)
Genus Podisus
Other Common Names
Spined Soldier Bug
Explanation of Names
Podisus Herrich-Schaeffer 1851
Numbers
9 spp. in our area (1), 34 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
key to some nymphs in Evans (1985) (3)
Range
much of N. Amer.
Food
preys on a wide variety of other arthropods, especially larval forms of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. Examples
known to eat Mexican bean beetles, European corn borers, diamondback moths, corn earworms, beet armyworms, fall armyworms, cabbage loopers, imported cabbageworms, Colorado potato beetles, and velvetbean caterpillars.
Life Cycle

Eggs

Eggs and first instar

4th instar light nymph

5th instar light nymph

4th instar dark nymph

5th instar dark nymph

Female laying eggs
Remarks
P. maculiventris (the most common species in se. US) is marketed as a pest control agent
Internet References
Featured Creature - Richman & Mead 2001-2010