Florida Predatory Stink Bug (unofficial common name), Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) (EENY157/IN314)

Figure 2.  Adult predatory stink bug Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus).The predatory stink bug is considered a beneficial insect because most of its prey consists of plant-damaging bugs, beetles, and caterpillars. It seldom plays more than a minor role in the natural control of insects in Florida, but its prey includes a number of economically important species. Learn more in this 5-page fact sheet written by Frank W. Mead and David B. Richman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, November 2011.

Predatory Stink Bug, Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Dallas) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) (EENY165/IN322)

Sometimes called the giant strong-nosed stink bug, this very large (20 mm) predatory stink bug occurs in several row crops and preys on other insects, especially lepidopterous larvae. The stages in the life cycle are presented here so that they can be identified in the field. This 3-page fact sheet was written by David B. Richman and Frank W. Mead, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, March 2011.

EENY231/IN387 Spined Soldier Bug, Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Revised! EENY231, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by David B. Richman, Frank W. Mead and Thomas R. Fasulo, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this medium-sized, spiny-shouldered, predatory stink bug which preys on a wide variety of other arthropods, including several important economic pests — distribution, description, life cycle, and economic importance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, August 2010.