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Pentatomidae
Temporal range: Paleogene–Recent
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Nezara viridula
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Leach, 1815
Subfamilies
  • Aphylinae
  • Asopinae
  • Cyrtocorinae
  • Discocephalinae
  • Edessinae
  • Pentatominae
  • Phyllocephalinae
  • Podopinae
  • Serbaninae
  • Stirotarsinae

Pentatomidae, Greek pente meaning five and tomos meaning section, is a family of stink bugs. There are about 4,700 species in the family.

In agriculture, many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered pest insects, because they can damage crops, and are not easily killed by pesticides.


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