Image Number: 1460049

The bug is indigenous to Asia and is considered an agricultural pest in Japan. The insects have been found in trees and in houses, where they produce a pungent, malodorous chemical. The insect can be an agricultural pest, threatening apples, pears, peaches, figs, mulberries, citrus, persimmon and soybeans. It was found in Allentown, PA in October, 2001.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Subfamily: Pentatominae
Tribe: Cappaeini
Genus: Halyomorpha
Subject: Halyomorpha halys (Stal)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, November 4, 2002
Image last updated:
Monday, September 5, 2005