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Piezodorus guildinii
(stink bug)



Piezodorus guildinii (stink bug)


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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Piezodorus guildinii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • stink bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); adult, on cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). USA.
CaptionPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); adult, on cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). USA.
Copyright©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/ - CC BY 3.0 US
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); adult, on cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). USA.
AdultPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); adult, on cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). USA.©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/ - CC BY 3.0 US
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
CaptionPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
Copyright©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/ - CC BY 3.0 US
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.
NymphPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); late instar nymph (note developing wing buds). USA.©Russ Ottens/University of Georgia/ - CC BY 3.0 US
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); egg mass and nymphs.
TitleEgg mass and nymphs
CaptionPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); egg mass and nymphs.
Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); egg mass and nymphs.
Egg mass and nymphsPiezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug); egg mass and nymphs.©AgrEvo


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood, 1837)

Preferred Common Name

  • stink bug

Other Scientific Names

  • Piezodorus guildingi (Uhler, 1894)
  • Rhaphigaster guildinii Westwood, 1837

International Common Names

  • Spanish: chinche

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: percevejo verdinho da soja

EPPO code

  • PIEZGU (Piezodorus guildinii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Pentatomidae
  •                                 Genus: Piezodorus
  •                                     Species: Piezodorus guildinii

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Seeds / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Eutrichopodopsis nitens Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Hexamermis Parasite Kamminga et al., 2012
Ooencyrtus nezarae Parasite
Ooencyrtus submetallicus Parasite Eggs Brazil; Parana soyabeans
Telenomus mormideae Parasite Eggs Brazil; Parana soyabeans
Telenomus podisi Parasite Eggs
Trichopoda pennipes Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Trissolcus basalis Parasite Eggs Brazil; Parana soyabeans
Trissolcus brochymenae Parasite Eggs
Trissolcus mitsukurii Parasite
Trissolcus mormideae Parasite Eggs
Trissolcus scuticarinatus Parasite Eggs Brazil; Parana soyabeans
Tynacantha marginata Predator Adults/Nymphs


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Foerster LA; Queiroz JMde, 1990. Natural incidence of parasitism of eggs of pentatomids on soyabeans in central-south Parana. Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil, 19(1):221-232

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Grazia J; Vecchio MC del; Balestieri FMP; Ramiro ZA, 1980. Study of the nymphs of the pentatomids (Heteroptera) that live on soyabean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill): I - Euchistus heros (Fabricius, 1798) and Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood, 1837). Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil, 9(1):39-51

Hallman G, 1983. Arthropods associated with soyabean in Tolima. Revista Colombiana de Entomologia, 9(1-4):55-59

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Henry TJ; Wilson MR, 2004. First records of eleven true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Galapágos Islands, with miscellaneous notes and corrections to published reports. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 112(1):75-86.

Hoffman CGB; Gazzoni DL; Toledo JFF de, 1996. Comparacao de metodos para avaliacao de linhagens de soja (Glycine max Merril) resistentes a percevejos (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae). Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira, 31(5):305-316.

Kamano S; Teixeira Alves R; Kishino KI, 1994. Mass rearing of pentatomids on artificial diet. Relatorio tecnico do projeto nipo-brasileiro de cooperacao em pesquisa agricola 1987/1992., 196-201; 3 ref.

Kamminga KL; Davis JA; Stock SP; Richter AR, 2012. First report of a mermithid nematode infecting Piezodorus guildinii and Acrosternum hilare (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in the United States. Florida Entomologist, 95(1):214-217.

Kobayashi T; Aguero Gde, 1988. Singular occurrence of soybean insect pests and the control of them under the severe drought condition in Paraguay. JARQ, Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly, 22(2):157-160

Kobayashi T; Cosenza GW, 1987. Integrated control of soybean stink bugs in the Cerrados. JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly), 20(4):229-236

Link D; Concatto LC, 1979. Oviposition habits of Piezodorus guildinii on soyabean. Revista do Centro de Ciencias Rurais, 9(1):61-72

Link D; Federizzi LC; Ruedell J, 1982. Efecto do ataque de pentatomidos na qualidades de sementes de soja. Revista de Centro de Ciencias Rurais, 12(2-3):93-102.

Link D; Panichi J de AV; Concatto LC, 1980. Oviposition by Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood, 1837) on bean plants. Revista do Centro de Ciencias Rurais, 10(3):271-276

Marrero Artabe L; Martínez Mde los A, 2003. Occurrence of Heteroptera in Cuban soybean agroecosystems (Glycine max (L.) Merril). (Ocurrencia de heteropteros en agroecosistemas Cubanos de soya (Glycine max (L.) Merril).) Revista de Protección Vegetal, 18(2):98-103.

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Miranda MAC de; Rossetto CJ; Rossetto D; Braga NR; Mascarenhas HAA; Teixeira JPF; Massariol A, 1979. Resistance in soyabean to Nezara viridula and Piezodorus guildinii under field conditions. Bragantia, 38(19):181-188

Nagai V; Rossetto CJ; Lourencao AL, 1987. Resistance of soyabean to insects. IX. Sampling for evaluation of stink bug damage. Bragantia, 46(2):365-370

Panizzi AR, 1988. Performance of adults of Piezodorus guildinii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Leguminosae of the genus Indigofera. Documentos, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Soja, EMBRAPA, No. 36:58-61

Panizzi AR, 1992. Performance of Piezodorus guildinii on four species of Indigofera legumes. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 63(3):221-228

Panizzi AR; Correa BS; Newman GG; Turnipseed SG, 1977. The effect of insecticides on the population of the main pests of soya bean. Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil, 6(2):264-275

Panizzi AR; Slansky F Jr, 1985. New host plant records for the stink bug Piezodorus guildinii in Florida (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist, 68(1):215-216

Panizzi AR; Slansky F Jr, 1985. Review of phytophagous pentatomids (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) associated with soybean in the Americas. Florida Entomologist, 68(1):184-214

Panizzi AR; Smith JG, 1977. Biology of Piezodorus guildinii: oviposition, development time, adult sex ratio, and longevity. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 70(1):35-39

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