Stink Bug species I have observed

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I found a new-to-me species of Stink Bug yesterday, so I decided to write a journal post listing all the Stink Bug taxa which I have observed so far. That includes seven observations from here in NYC, two from California, and three from Nevis, West Indies. A few of them are ID'ed only to the genus level.

The observations are listed here in chronological order, but I have only listed the first observation of each of the species, not any subsequent observations of the same taxon, except where the ID is only to the genus level.
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2022, September 26th, Pellaea stictica numerous nymphs and some eggs in Encinitas, CA. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136634313

2022, July 30, Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris) nymph
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/128697747

2022, Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/127443434

2020, Dusky Stink Bug (Euschritus tristigmus) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58907451

[Supposedly this is also a Dusky Stink Bug in NYC
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57361817]

2020, Rice Stink Bug (Oebalus pugnax) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56445481

2020, One-spotted Stink Bug (Euschistus variolarius) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46879534

2019, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) nymph
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31440819

2019, Bagrada Bug (Bagrada hilaris) adult
San Diego, California. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33377340

2018, Red-Shouldered Stink Bug (Thyanta custator) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16081372

2018, Twice-stabbed Stink Bug (Cosmopepla lintneriana) adult
In NYC. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14578429

2018, Red-banded Stink Bug (Piezodorus guildinii) adult
On the island of Nevis, West Indies. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12361310

2018, Brown Stink Bugs (genus Euschistus) adult
On the island of Nevis, West Indies. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11519535

2018, Neotropical Red-Shouldered Stink Bug (Thyanta perditor) adult
On the island of Nevis, West Indies. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11358799

2018, Green Stink Bugs (genus Chinavia) a mating pair of adults
On the island of Nevis, West Indies. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11277494

2017, Southern Green Stink Bug (nymph) (Nezara viridula)
in San Diego, California. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7971932
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Fourteen species so far. I hope with a bit of luck to find more soon.
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Publicado por susanhewitt susanhewitt, 23 de julio de 2022

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susanhewitt

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Julio 22, 2022 02:20 PM EDT

Descripción

On a Basswood leaf.

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susanhewitt

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Julio 30, 2022 04:48 PM EDT

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Chinche de Mármol Negro (Pellaea stictica)

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susanhewitt

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Septiembre 26, 2022 03:43 PM PDT

Descripción

On an Orchid Tree, a Bauhinea species grown as a street tree.

Many nymphs all over this tree.

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Chinche de Mármol Negro (Pellaea stictica)

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susanhewitt

Fecha

Septiembre 26, 2022 03:49 PM PDT

Descripción

On an Orchid Tree, a Bauhinea species grown as a street tree.

There were numerous nymphs all over this tree, and a few had fallen to the ground also.

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Chinche de Mármol Negro (Pellaea stictica)

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susanhewitt

Fecha

Septiembre 26, 2022 03:51 PM PDT

Descripción

On an Orchid Tree, a Bauhinea species grown as a street tree.

Comentarios

I have never smelled a stink from any of them.
Under what circumstances do they release the pungent smell?

Publicado por susanhewitt hace 6 meses (Marca)

Great question Susan. I have seen hundreds of them, and always wondered why I never smelled anything. Two things come to mind. Maybe it's like that high school chemistry experiment where some folks can smell this particular chemical and some can't do to their individual genetics, or maybe you have to smash them to smell it. I've never felt the need to do that. Also, many people claim that Copperhead snakes (Agkistrodon contortrix) smell like cucumbers. I've slept in a room full of copperheads, handled many of them, kept them for educational programs, and I never smelled anything much at all from them, let alone something like cucumbers.

Publicado por rtwhitson3 hace 6 meses (Marca)

I have assumed they don't release a smell because I handle the stink bugs gently and peacefully, and so they don't feel in fear of their lives?

Maybe @lupoli_roland knows the answer to this question?

Publicado por susanhewitt hace 6 meses (Marca)

@rtwhitson -- well, cucumbers don't really smell of anything unless you slice them up, and even then they just smell sort of green and fresh, not a very noticeable aroma.

Publicado por susanhewitt hace 6 meses (Marca)

I think they only stink when you crush them.

Publicado por susanhewitt hace 4 meses (Marca)

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