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

Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

Seed bug - Raglius alboacuminatus Leptoglossus occidentalis nymph - Brochymena Phlegyas abbreviatus (Uhler) - Phlegyas abbreviatus Milkweed Bug -- Oncopeitus sp. - Oncopeltus fasciatus Coreid - Savius jurgiosus insect - Narnia Sciocoris longifrons Barber - Sciocoris longifrons
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.