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Genus Thyanta

stink bug - Thyanta pallidovirens Pentatomidae - Thyanta custator Thyanta custator? - Thyanta custator Thyanta calceata (Say) - Thyanta calceata Thyanta? - Thyanta - male - female Thyanta custator? - Thyanta custator hatching Thyanta custator - Thyanta custator Thyanta custator ssp. accerra - Thyanta custator
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 Thyanta
Explanation of Names
Thyanta Stål 1860
Numbers
7 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, 37 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)
Identification
key to spp. in Rider & Chapin (1992)(1)
Range
New World; widespread in NA but primarily neotropical(1)(2)
Remarks
most spp. of this genus occur in two color forms, a green one (during warmer season) and a brown one (cooler season)(1)
Print References
Rolston, L.H. 1972. The small Thyanta species of North America (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society 7(4): 278-285.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the genus Thyanta Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). II. Central America, North America, and the West Indies
Rider D.A., Chapin J.B. 1992. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 100(1): 42-98.
2.Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of Honduras: a checklist with description of a new ochlerine genus
Arismendi N., Thomas D.B. 2003. Insecta Mundi 17: 219-236.