Cosmopepla lintneriana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cosmopepla lintneriana
Cosmopepla lintneriana, twice stabbed stink bug, adult, 2014.jpg
Cosmopepla lintneriana adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Subfamily: Pentatominae
Tribe: Carpocorini
Genus: Cosmopepla
Species: C. lintneriana
Binomial name
Cosmopepla lintneriana
(Kirkaldy, 1909) [1]
  • Cosmopepla bimaculata (Thomas, 1865)
  • Cimex carnifex (Fabricius, 1798)
Cosmopepla lintneriana mating pair

Cosmopepla lintneriana, the twice-stabbed stink bug, locally called the wee harlequin bug (particularly in Alberta), is a species of insect in the Pentatomidae family. Cosmopepla lintneriana was first described in 1798 by Johan Christian Fabricius as Cimex carnifex and then again in 1865 by Thomas as Cosmopepla bimaculata.[1][2] Lintneriana is hosted by a variety of plants, including milk thistle, echinacea, asparagus, oats, mint and goldenrod,[3] and is widespread throughout North America, from Canada to Mexico. The body of lintneriana is black with a red, orange or yellow band across the pronotum and a short red stripe along the midline. The scutellum has two red spots near the apex.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cosmopepla lintneriana". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ McDonald, F. J. D. (1986). "Revision of Cosmopepla Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)". Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94: 1–15.
  3. ^ "Twice-Stabbed Stink Bug - Cosmopepla lintneriana". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Species Cosmopepla lintneriana - Twice-stabbed Stink Bug". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

External links[edit]