Black Stink Bug Proxys punctulatus (Palisot) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
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Gomez, Celina, and Russell F. Mizell, III. 2009. “Black Stink Bug Proxys Punctulatus (Palisot) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): EENY 432/IN795, 2/2009”. EDIS 2009 (2). Gainesville, FL.


EENY-432, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Celina Gomez and Russell F. Mizell III, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this stink bug with broad geographical range in the Americas — distribution, description, life cycle and biology, hosts, and damage. Includes selected references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, February 2009.

EENY 432/IN795: Black Stink Bug Proxys punctulatus (Palisot) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) (
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