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Genus Stiretrus


Comparative life cycles of four species of predatory stink bugs.
By Richman DB, Whitcomb WH.
Florida Entomologist 61(3): 113-119., 1978
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Richman DB, Whitcomb WH. 1978. Comparative life cycles of four species of predatory stink bugs. Florida Entomologist 61(3): 113-119.

Abstract

Four species of asopine stink bugs, Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Dallas), Euthyrhynchus floridanus (L.), Podisus maculiventris (Say), and Stiretrus anchorago (Fab.), were reared in the laboratory under identical conditions. Two groups of each species were maintained; one under simulated Florida field conditions at a variable temperature ranging from 18-30dC, averaging approximately 26dC, and the second at a constant temperature of 27dC.

Biology of a predaceous stink bug, Stiretrus anchorago, (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).
By Waddill, V., M. Shepard.
Florida Entomologist 57(3): 249-253., 1974
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Waddill, V., M. Shepard. 1974. Biology of a predaceous stink bug, Stiretrus anchorago, (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist 57(3): 249-253.

Abstract

Stiretrus anchorago (F.) was collected from S.C. soybean fields and reared at 3 constant temperatures. Larvae of [Mexican Bean Beetle] Epilachna varivestis Mulsant were used as prey for S. anchorago in life history studies.
Female adults lived an average of 46.0 29.6, and 12.6 days; males 38.2, 24.8, and 22.4 days at constant temperatures of 18.3, 26.7, and 32.2dC, respectively. Mean numbers of eggs per female were 12.6, 57.3, and 15.0 at 18.3, 26.7, and 32.2dC, respectively.

Taxonomic synopsis of the asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the western hemisphere
By Thomas D.B.
Entomological Society of America (Thomas Say Monograph), Lantham, MD. 156 pp., 1992

Does it make scents? Making a case for the extirpation, and possibly extinction, of the native stink bug Rhacognathus americanus
By S. Paiero
The Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 2019
Explores biodiversity data to discuss the extirpation of Rhacognathus americanus from southern Ontario, as well as its possible extinction.

Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of Minnesota: an annotated checklist and new state records
By Koch R.L., Rider D., Tinerella P.P., Rich W.A.
Great Lakes Entomol. 47: 171-185, 2014

The Pentatomidae of Arkansas.
By Barton, H.E. and L.A. Lee.
Arkansas Academy of Science Proceedings 35: 20–25., 1981
Barton, H.E. and L.A. Lee. 1981. The Pentatomidae of Arkansas. Arkansas Academy of Science Proceedings 35: 20–25.

The stink bugs of Ohio (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).
By Furth, D.G.
Bulletin, Ohio Biological Survey 5(1): 1-60., 1974
Furth, D.G. 1974. The stink bugs of Ohio (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Bulletin, Ohio Biological Survey 5(1): 1-60.

Genitalia of pentatomidae
By Oscar Waldemar Rosewall
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, 1928