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

Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

Leaf-footed Bug, female - Piezogaster calcarator - female unidentified Hemiptera - Euthochtha galeator Brown colored stink bug - Euschistus tristigmus Thasus neocalifornicus? - Thasus neocalifornicus - female Twice-stabbed Stinkbug? - Cosmopepla lintneriana Hypselonotus punctiventris Acanthocephala terminalis ant or ant-mimic?
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.