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Biological Invasions

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 2691–2693 | Cite as

Everything you want to know about stink bugs

J.E. McPherson (ed): Invasive stink bugs and related species (Pentatomoidea): biology, higher systematics, semiochemistry, and management. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2018, xix + 819 pp, $149.95, hardback, ISBN-13: 978-1-4987-1508-9
  • Daniel Simberloff
Book review

A behemoth covering all aspects of the biology of stink bugs, Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species has 260 pages devoted to six prominent invasive pentatomids, a short chapter on three potentially invasive species, and a 45-page chapter on management of insects in general with some sections particularly relevant to stink bugs. This is to say that, despite the title, the book is not primarily about invasions, but it is so massive that, with editing, the sections on invasions could have constituted a book in their own right. The emphasis throughout is on agricultural damage and management in agricultural settings, but in several instances authors have noted where a species has constituted a nuisance or caused ecological damage.

The Big Six are the painted bug (Bagrada hilaris), brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria), harlequin bug (Murgantia histrionica), southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula), and redbanded stink bug (Piezodorus guildinii)...

References

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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