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Genus Euschistus

Unidentified Bug - Euschistus tristigmus Stink Bug - Euschistus Pentatomidae - Euschistus pentatomid - Euschistus Euschistus inflatus Stink Bug  - Euschistus Pentatomidae, fresh - Euschistus tristigmus stink bug - Euschistus
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 Euschistus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Euschistus Dallas 1851
20 spp. in our area, all in the nominate subgenus(2), >70 spp. in 4 subgenera total(3)
spp. not yet in the guide are all confined in our area to AZ and are apparently quite uncommon there (no US specimens in TAMUIC). =v=
8―15 mm
all spp. have a vague, faint dark patch in mid-scutellum and a smaller matching smudge on each upper wing half(4)
metatibia grooved above
Guide to c. TX spp. in (5)
New World, by far most diverse in the Neotropics(6)
Woodlands, cultivated land, orchards
plant juices; occasional predation observed (Culliney 1985)
may be destructive to crops, esp. fruits