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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Pentatomoidea

Familia: Pentatomidae
Subfamilia: Asopinae
Tribes: Unresolved
Genera: AfriusAlcaeorrhynchusAmyoteaAnasidaAndrallusApateticusApoecilus – Arma – Australojalla – Blachia – Brontocoris – Bulbostethus – Canthecona – Cantheconidea – Cazira – Cecyrina – Cermatulus – Colpothyreus – Comperocoris – Conquistator – Coryzorhaphis – Damarius – Dinorhynchus – Discocera – Dorycoris – Ealda – Eocanthecona – Euthyrhynchus – Friarius – Glypsus – Hemallia – Heteroscelis – Hoploxys – Jalla – Jalloides – Leptolobus – Macrorhaphis – Marmessulus – Martinina – Mecosoma – Montrouzierellus – Oechalia – Oplomus – Ornithosoma – Parajalla – Parealda – Perillus – Picromerus – Pinthaeus – Planopsis – Platynopiellus – Platynopus – Podisus – Ponapea – Pseudanasida – Rhacognathus – Stilbotes – Stiretrus – Supputius – Troilus – Tylospilus – Tynacantha – Tyrannocoris – Zicrona

Asopinae Amyot & Serville, 1843:xix, 77 [As Asopides]

Type genus: Asopus Burmeister, 1834 (= Discocera Laporte, 1833)


Stiretrinae Amyot & Serville, 1843:xix, 74 [As Stiretrides]

Type genus: Stiretrus Laporte, 1833

Asopinae Amyot & Serville, 1843:xix, 77 [As Asopides]

Type genus: Asopus Burmeister, 1834 (= Discocera Laporte, 1833)

Jallainae Mulsant & Rey, 1866:331 [As Jallaires]

Type genus: Jalla Hahn, 1832

Arminae Bergroth, 1904:32 [As Arminen]

Type genus: Arma Hahn, 1832

Amyoteinae Schouteden, 1907:2

Type genus: Amyotea Ellenrieder, 1862

Discocerinae Schouteden, 1907:4 [As Discoceraria]

Type genus: Discocera Laporte, 1833

Cazirini Azim & Shafee, 1980:81

Type genus: Cazira Amyot & Serville, 1843

Primary references

Amyot, J.B. & Audinet-Serville, J.G. 1843. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Hémiptères. 657 pp. Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. BHL Reference page. [p 77]

Additional references

Brugnera, R., Barão, K.R., Roell, T. & Ferrari, A. 2019. Comparative morphology of selected foretibial traits of Asopinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 278: 14–20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2018.10.011 Reference page.
Gapon, D.A. & Konstantinov, F.V. 2006. On the structure of the aedeagus in shield bugs (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae): III. Subfamily Asopinae. Entomological Review 86(7): 806–819. Online Reference page.
Lupoli, R. 2019. First catalogue of the Asopinae (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae) from French Guiana. Zootaxa 4668(1): 76–88. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4668.1.4 ResearchGate Paywall Reference page.
Péricart, J. 2010. Hémiptères Pentatomoidea Euro-Méditerranéens. Volume 3 : Podopinae et Asopinae. Faune de France 93: 1–290. Fédération française des sociétés de sciences naturelles, 290 p. ISBN 978-2-903052-32-4 [In French]. Preview. Reference page.
Pires, E.M., Soares, M.A., Nogueira, R.M., Zanuncio, J.C., Moreira, P.S.A. & de Oliveira, M.A. 2015. Seven decades of studies with Asopinae predators in Brazil (1933-2014). Bioscience Journal 31(50): 1530–1549 (PDF). Reference page.
Rider, D.A. 2006. Family Pentatomidae. p. 233–403, In: Aukema, A. & Rieger, C. (eds). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, vol 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam. ResearchGate Open access PDF. Reference page. [p. 234]
Rider, D.A. & Zheng, L.Y. 2002. Checklist and nomenclatural notes on the Chinese Pentatomidae (Heteroptera). I. Asopinae. Entomotaxonomia 24(2): 107–115. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Rider, D.A., Schwertner, C.F., Davidová-Vilímová, J., Rédei, D., Kment, P. & Thomas, D.B. 2018. Higher systematics of the Pentatomoidea.. p. 25–204, In: McPherson, J.E. (ed). Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis group. Boca Raton, FL. Reference page. [p. 54]
Roca-Cusachs M., Kim J., Park, J. & Jung S. 2020. Taxonomic review of the predatory stink bugs of the Korean Peninsula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae), with a key to the Korean species and a discussion of their usefulness as biological control agents. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 23(1): 113–123. DOI: 10.1016/j.aspen.2019.09.006 Open access Reference page.
Roell, T., Bianchi, F.M., Kochenborger, A.P.L. & Campos, L.A. 2020. External morphology of the abdominal glands in Asopinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 57: 100946. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2020.100946 Reference page.
Thomas, D.B. 1992. Taxonomic synopsis of the asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Thomas Say Foundation Monograph, ESA, Vol. 16: iv + 156 pp. WorldCat Paywall Reference page.
Thomas, D.B. 1994. Taxonomic synopsis of the Old World asopine genera (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Insecta Mundi 8(3–4): 145–212. Online. Reference page.


Zicha, Ondřej et al. Asopinae Spinola, 1850 – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Asopinae – Taxon details on Fauna Europaea.
Classification of Pentatomoidea, North Dakota State University.

Asopinae are a subfamily of stink bugs (family Pentatomidae). They are predatory stink bugs that are useful as biological control agents against pests, even against other Pentatomid species, which are all herbivorous.[1]

Afrius (Syn. Subafrius)
Alcaeorrhynchus Bergoth, 1891 (Syn. Mutyca)
Andrallus Bergroth, 1906 (Syn. Audinetia)
Arma Hahn, 1832
Blachia (Syn. Sesha)
Cazira (Syn. Acicazira, Breddiniella, Metacazira, Teratocazira)
Coryzorhaphis (Syn. Gilva)
Dinorhynchus (Syn. Neoglypsus)
Discocera (Syn. Acanthodiscocera, Paradiscocera)
Dorycoris (Syn. Claudia)
Euthyrhynchus Dallas, 1851
Glypsus (Syn. Cataglypsus, Epiglypsus, Paraglypsus)
Hemallia (Syn. Allia)
Heteroscelis (Syn. Agerrus, Bodetria, Heterosceloides)
Jalla Hahn, 1832
Leptolobus (Syn. Moyara)
Macrorhaphis Dallas, 1851
Marmessulus (Syn. Marmessus)
Martinina (Syn. Incitatus)
Montrouzieriellus (Syn. Acanthomera, Heteropus)
Oechalia (Syn. Hawaiicola)
Oplomus (Syn. Catostyrax, Polypoecilus, Stictocnemis)
Parajalla (Syn. Neojalla)
Perillus Stål, 1862 (Syn. Gordonerius, Perilloides)
Picromerus Amyot & Serville, 1843
Pinthaeus Stål, 1867
Podisus Herrich-Schäffer, 1851 (Syn. Eupodisus, Telepta)
Rhacognathus Fieber, 1860
Stiretrus (Syn. Karaibocoris, Oncogaster, Stictocoris, Stictonotion, Stictonotus, Stiretroides, Stiretrosoma)
Supputius Distant, 1889
Troilus Stål, 1867
Tylospilus Stål, 1870
Tynacantha Dallas, 1851
Tyrannocoris Thomas, 1992
Zicrona Amyot & Serville, 1843


De Clercq, Patrick (2008). "Predatory Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae, Asopinae)". In Capinera, John L. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp. 3042–3045. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3115. ISBN 978-1-4020-6242-1.

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