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Rotbeinige Baumwanze (Pentatoma rufipes) 1.jpg
Pentatoma rufipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Subfamily: Pentatominae
Leach, 1815

Pentatominae is a subfamily of Pentatomidae, a family of shield bugs. This subfamily is the largest one within the pentatomidae, having 4937 species. classified in 938 genera[1]. Species on this subfamily are phytophages and several of them have been considered agricultural pests[2]. On the other hand, other invasive pentatomines like Halyomorpha halys and Bagrada hilaris have been considered household pests, even inflicting adventitious bites[3]. Higher systematics of the group has been revised by Rider et al. [4]

Tribes and selected genera[edit]

Tribes within this subfamily include:[5]

Notable species include:


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  3. ^ Eduardo I Faúndez; From Agricultural to Household Pest: The Case of the Painted Bug Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Chile, Journal of Medical Entomology, , tjy091,
  4. ^ Rider, D.A., Schwertner, C.F., Vilimová, J., Redei, D., Kment, P. & D.B. Thomas. 2018. Pp. 25-204. Higher systematics of Pentatomidea in McPherson, J. E. (Ed.). Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management. CRC Press, Florida.
  5. ^ Biolib