Stink Bug
Stink Bug
Stink Bug
Banasa sp. Stink Bug
Rough Stink Bug
Green Stink Bug
Banasa calva
Banasa dimiata
Banasa packardi
Banasa packardi
Brochymena arborea
Chinavia hilaris
Green Stink Bug Nymph
Rough Stink Bug
Narrow Stink Bug
Narrow Stink Bug
Stink Bug
Dusky Stink Bug
Chinavia hilaris nymph
Brochymena sp.
Mecidea sp.
Mecidea sp.
Euschistus obscurus
Euschistus tristigmus
Stink Bug
Stink Bug Nymph
Rice Stink Bug
Red-banded Stink Bug
Red-banded Stink Bug
Black Stink Bug
Mormidea lugens
Probable Mormidea lugens
Oebalus pugnax
Piezodorus guildinii
Piezodorus guildinii
Proxys punctulatus
Black Stink Bug
Stink Bug Nymphs
Various Stink Bug Nymphs
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Proxys punctulatus
Family Pentatomidae
Family Pentatomidae
 
 
 
Giant Strong-nosed Stink Bug Nymph
Predatory Stink Bug
Predatory Stink Bug
Predatory Stink Bug
Predatory Stink Bug
Predatory Stink Bug
Alcaeorrhynchus grandis
Apoecilus cynicus
Apoecilus cynicus
Perillus strigipes
Perillus splendidus
Perillus strigipes or splendidus
Stink Bug
Spined Soldier Bug
Anchor Stink Bug
Anchor Stink Bug
Anchor Stink Bug
Anchor Stink Bug
Podisus sp.
Podisus maculiventris
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Anchor Stink Bug
Stink Bug Nymph
Anchor Stink Bug
Stink Bug Feeding
Juvenile Anchor Stink Bug
Anchor Stink Bug
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus sp.
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Stiretrus anchorago
Anchor Stink Bug
Predatory Stink Bug in Action
Predatory Stink Bug Nymph
Stink Bug Nymph And Developing Wasp
For Later Use
For Later Use
Stiretrus anchorago
Predator in Action
Apoecilus sp.
Nymph & Developing Wasp
   
Bee Assassin Bug
Bee Assasin Bug
Bee Assassin Bug
Bee Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug Feeding
Wheel Bug
Apiomerus crassipes
Apiomerus crassipes
Apiomerus spissipes
Apiomerus spissipes
Apiomerus sp.
Arilis cristatus
Assassin Bug
Tread-legged Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Red Bull Assassin Bug
Ctenotracholus shermani
Emesaya sp.
Microtomus purcis
Oncocephalus geniculatus
Rasahus hamatus
Repipta taurus
Red Bull Assassin Bug
Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Spined Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug Nymph
Spined Assassin Bug
Repipta taurus
Rhiginia cruciata
Rocconota annulicornis
Sinea diadema
Sinea sp.
Sinea sp.
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose Bug
Assassin Bug
For Later Use
For Later Use
Sirthenea carinata
Stenopoda spinulosa
Triatoma sanguisuga
Pnirontis languida
 
 
Assassin Bug Feeding
Assassin Bug Feeding
Assassin Bug Nymph
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Family Reduviidae
Family Reduviidae
Family Reduviidae
 
   
Ambush Bug
Ambush Bug
Ambush Bug
Ambush Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug
Macrocephalus sp.
Macrocephalus sp.
Macrocephalus sp.
Macrocephalus sp.
Phymata fasciata
Phymata fasciata
Jagged Ambush Bugs
Jagged Ambush Bug Nymph
Jagged Ambush Bug Nymph
Jagged Ambush Bug
For Later Use
For Later Use
Phymata fasciata
Phymata sp.
Phymata sp.
Phymata sp.
   
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Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)
Predatory Stink Bugs (Subfamily Asopinae)
Assassin Bugs (Family Reduviidae)
Ambush Bugs (Subfamily Phymatinae )
STINK BUGS, SHIELD-BACKED BUGS, & ASSASSIN BUGS of the Big Thicket in East Texas
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Shield-backed Bug
Shield-backed Bug
Shield-backed Bug
Shield-backed Bug
Shield-backed Bug
Shield-backed Bug
Diolcus chrysorrhoeus
Diolcus chrysorrhoeus
Tetyra bipunctata
Orsilochides sp.
Orsilochides stictica
Orsilochides stictica
Burrowing Bug
Burrowing Bug
Shield-backed Bug Nymph
Shield-backed Bug Nymph
For Later Use
For Later Use
Pangaeus bilineatus
Pangaeus bilineatus
Orsilochides sp.
Orsilochides sp.
 
 
Shield-backed Bugs (Family Scutelleridae) & Burrowing Bugs (Family Cydnidae)
Edessa sp. Stink Bug
Edessa sp. Stink Bug
Edessa sp. Stink Bug
Edessa sp. Stink Bug
Edessa sp. Stink Bug
For Later Use
Edessa sp.
Edessa sp.
Edessa sp.
Edessa sp.
Edessa sp.
Edessa sp.
Note: Two near identical species occur in the U.S., E. bifida and E. florida.  They need to be collected and studied to I.D. to species. Only E. bifida is confirmed in Texas.
Stink Bugs (Genus Edessa)
Milkweed Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug
Note: The Z. cervicalis photos are
intended to show the variations in
the species. Some may be teneral.
Each lack the spines on the
pronotum which is rounded at the
back edge. Check for a dark line
from the eye to antenna.
Zelus longipes
Zelus cervicalis
Zelus cervicalis
Zelus cervicalis
Zelus cervicalis
 
Assassin Bugs (Genus Zelus )
Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)
Stink Bugs typically have:

<  a shorter five segment antenna.
<  a thicker antenna.
<  a broader tucked head.
<  a length approx. 2x the width.

Assassin Bugs typically have:

>  a more pointed looking head.
>  a longer thinner antenna.
>  the appearance of a neck.
>  a length approx. 3x the width.

   There are exceptions.
Assassin Bugs (Family Reduviidae)