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Genus Stiretrus

Stink Bug? - Stiretrus anchorago What is this? - Stiretrus anchorago Pretty Hemipteran - Stiretrus anchorago Possibly anchor stinck bug nymph - Stiretrus anchorago Iridescent Bug - Stiretrus anchorago beetle? dragging around a dead monarch caterpillar - Stiretrus anchorago Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - Stiretrus anchorago unidentified beetle? - Stiretrus anchorago
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 Stiretrus
Explanation of Names
Stiretrus Laporte 1833
Greek steiros (στειρος) 'barren' + etron (ητρον) 'belly'
A single species in our area(1), 7 spp. total(2)
in our area, e. US (west to IA‒TX) & ON(3)