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TRUE BUGS: Stink Bugs: "Manzanita" Stinkbugs
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COMMON NAME: Stinkbug hatchlings
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/03/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
14 hatchlings on manzanita leaf
Comment: Fourteen tiny stink bug hatchlings cluster around
their egg shells on a pointleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens) leaf.

COMMON NAME: Stinkbug hatchlings
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/04/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
2nd instar stink bug
Comment: The next day, the bugs pull themselves out of their stage one
(1st instar) shells and expand to a larger size. Note molting in progress in
top left corner and a 2nd instar bug (bottom center) with soft, red shell.

COMMON NAME: Stage 3 nymph, still dark red in color
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/25/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
3rd instar stink bug
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Stage 4 nymph on manzanita berry
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/25/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
4th instar stink bug
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Stage 4 and 5 nymphs
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/25/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
4th and 5th instar stink bugs
Comment: Abdomen coloration appears and wing pads develop

COMMON NAME: Adult (post-5th instar)
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/30/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
adult stink bug
Comment: Size is about 1/2 that of a Green Stink Bug, with light-green and dark green colors

COMMON NAME: Closeup of adult head
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera - Heteroptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:.
Date:05/30/2003
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
closeup of adult
Comment: Note four vertical stripes on head, and light
green/dark green protonum (area in back of head)

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