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Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

Stink Bug - Euschistus obscurus Shield-backed bug - Eurygaster amerinda Broad headed bug - Alydus eurinus Stink Bug nymph - Podisus black bug, similar to leaf-footeds - Alydus eurinus Hemipterans - Murgantia histrionica Flat Bug - Neuroctenus elongatus Nymph - Arhaphe
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
Numbers
worldwide, >16,200 spp. in >2620 genera of 42 families, arranged into 5 superfamilies(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Food
mostly herbivores, incl. seed- and root-feeders; some are predators (Geocoridae, Asopinae, some exotic Pyrrhocoridae; some Berytidae zoophagous); members of one exotic tribe of the Rhyparochromidae are hematophagous(1)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223−263.