Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Banasa

Stink Bug - Banasa dimidiata Greenlegs the Brass Stinkbug - Banasa sordida Stink bug on Na vapor light - Banasa calva Pentatomidae: Banasa? - Banasa euchlora Banasa calva 9050774 Pent - Banasa sordida Banasa? - Banasa calva Portal pentatomid - Banasa subcarnea
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
Numbers
11 spp. in our area(2), ~80 total(3)
Identification
key to NA spp. in(4) (NB: some spp. have been added since); recent key to eastern spp. in(5)
Range
New World; widespread in NA but primarily neotropical(1)
Habitat
arboreal(6)
Remarks
Any ID based on a photo should be considered provisional. --D.B. Thomas, Jr.
Works Cited
1.The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea
Rider D.A. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page
4.A review of the Nearctic species of the genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Thomas D.B., Yonke T.R. 1981. J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 54: 233-248.
5.The Virginia species of Banasa, three decades later (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
R.L. Hoffman. 2005. Banisteria 25: 41-44.
6.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.