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Genus Podisus

Podisus eggs - Podisus Stink Bug Nymph - Podisus nymph trying to eat moth??? - Podisus Spined Soldier Bug - Podisus maculiventris - female stink bug nymph - Podisus stink bug eggs? - Podisus Podisus 5th instar light nymph - Podisus P. brevispinus - Podisus brevispinus
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
6 spp. in our area(1), 34 total(2)
keys to spp. in (2)(1)(3)
key to some nymphs in (4)
primarily neotropical; in our area, 4 spp. are widespread, P. sagitta is restricted to s.FL & s.TX, and P. neglectus is strictly eastern(1)
various arthropods, especially larval Lepidoptera & Coleoptera. Examples
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
P. maculiventris (the most common species in se. US) is marketed as a pest control agent
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