Florida Predatory Stink Bug (Euthyrhynchus floridanus)

Order: Hemiptera (he-MIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Pentatomidae (pen-ta-TOM-id-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euthyrhynchus
Species: floridanus


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Hope, Arkansas
Daytona Beach, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Lula, Georgia
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Lawndale, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Beech Island, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Maryville, Tennessee
San Marcos, Texas
Tappahannock, Virginia
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Members' Notes:


On May 23, 2009, plantfreak78 from Rolesville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The picture at the following site says it all. Bad bugs beware!

http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/florida predatory stink bug...


On Jun 13, 2009, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

We 'caught' them eating a bee and a ladybug. So it's hard to be all in favor of them as predators since their appetite does not suit us!


On Aug 2, 2009, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I found about eight to ten of these bugs amongst leaf litter in a flower bed, and crawling up the base of a Schefflera tree. It's nice to know they are "good" bugs, but the little anole lizards were feeding on them ... that food chain thing I guess!


On Jun 25, 2012, Ahki from Maryville, TN wrote:

I saw hundreds of these on one of my trees this Spring. I was concerned it was hurting the tree but it didn't. Then when it got hot they all disappeared. I had never seen them here before.