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Genus Banasa

Stink bug - Banasa sordida Banasa dimiata - Banasa dimidiata Banasa - Banasa dimidiata - female Banasa lenticularis Pentatomidae - Banasa dimidiata Stink Bug of some kind - Banasa tumidifrons Pentatomid - Banasa sordida Stippled green pentatomid - maybe Holcostethus? - Banasa euchlora
Classification
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 Pentatomini
Genus Banasa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
placement in the Pentatomini is tentative at best; may be better suited in the Menidini(1)
Explanation of Names
Banasa Stål 1860
Origin of name is unclear. Iulia Valentia Banasa was a Roman colony in North Africa --no apparent relation
Numbers
11 spp. in our area(2), ~80 total(3)
Identification
key to NA spp. in(4); recent key to eastern spp. in(5)
Range
New World; widespread in NA but primarily neotropical(1)
Habitat
arboreal(6)
Remarks
CAVEAT: Any ID based on a photo should be considered provisional. --D.B. Thomas, Jr.