Euschistus cf. heros

Neotropical Brown Stinkbug

Euschistus cf. heros mating pair, Pentatomid Stink Bug



Family: Pentatomidae

Subfamily: Pentatominae

Tribe: Carpocorini


Adult and larval Euschistus heros can infest a variety of crops. In cooler areas the bugs enter diapause while under leaf litter or bark. Given warmer winter temperatures they remain active.

Euschistus heros is one of the most important Pentatomid pests in northern South America.

Photo location: Along the Rupununi River, Guyana.

Determined by Dr. Donald B. Thomas, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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