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Picromerus bidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Subfamily: Asopinae
Spinola, 1850

Asopinae are a subfamily of stink bugs (family Pentatomidae). They are predatory stink bugs that are useful as biological control agents against pests, even against other Pentatomid species, which are all herbivorous.[1]



  1. ^ De Clercq, Patrick (2008). "Predatory Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae, Asopinae)". In Capinera, John L. Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp. 3042–3045. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3115. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 

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