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Species Cosmopepla lintneriana - Twice-stabbed 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 Carpocorini
Genus Cosmopepla
Species lintneriana (Twice-stabbed Stink Bug)
Other Common Names
Wee Harlequin Bug, Two-spotted Stink Bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
many of the records for this species are under its synonyms, Cosmopepla bimaculata or C. carnifex (Fabricius 1798)(1)
Explanation of Names
Cosmopepla lintneriana (Kirkaldy 1909)
4.7‒6.5 mm(2)
transcontinental, Canada to Mexico (NT‒BC‒NF to CA‒TX‒GA)(1)
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs in clusters on host plants and guard them. Overwinters as adults under leaf litter.
Adults may be seen crawling on leaf litter in early spring soon after snowmelt on sunny days
Print References
McDonald F.J.D. (1968) The life history of Cosmopepla bimaculata (Thomas) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Alberta. Quaest. Entomol. 4: 35‒38.
Works Cited
1.A distributional synopsis of the Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) north of Mexico, including new state and provincial records
Rider, D.A. and Swanson, D.R. 2021. Zootaxa, 5015(1), 1–69.
2.Revision of Cosmopepla Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
McDonald F.J.D. 1986. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 94: 1–15.
3.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.