Overview

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Banasa dimiata is a colorful, phytophagous stink bug widely distributed and commonly found in the United States and Canada from Vancouver Island to California and Quebec to Florida.  It is associated with trees and shrubs in a number of different families including Rosaceae, Ericaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Betulaceae, Fagaceae, and Pinaceae (DeCoursey 1963, Mc Pherson 1982).

Say (1831) originally described this species as Pentatoma dimiata, but LeConte (1859) emended the name to dimidiata.  While some have accepted this emendation (Hoffman 2005), both names remain in use (Froeschner 1988).

  • DeCoursey, R. M. 1963. The life histories of Banasa dimidiata and Banasa calva (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 56: 687–693.
  • Froeschner, R. C. 1988. Family Pentatomidae Leach, 1815. The stink bugs, pp. 544–607 in T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner (eds.), Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, Leiden, New York.
  • Furth, D. G. 1974. The stink bugs of Ohio. Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey N.S. 5(1):1-60.
  • Hoffman, R. L. 2005. The Virginia species of Banasa, three decades later (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Banisteria 25: 41–44.
  • Le Conte, J. L. 1859. The Complete Writings of Thomas Say on the Entomology of North America. Vol. I. Baillière Brothers, New York. doi: 10.5962/bhl.title.13257
  • McPherson, J. E. 1982. The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America: With Emphasis on the Fauna of Illinois. SIU Press, Carbondale.
  • Rider, D. A. 2012. The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea. Great Lakes Entomologist 45(3-4):312-380.
  • Say, T. 1831. Descriptions of New Species of Heteropterous Hemiptera of North America. New Harmony, Indiana.
  • Stoner, D. 1919. The Scutelleroidea Of Iowa. University of Iowa Studies in Natural History 8(4):1-140.
  • Thomas, D. B., Jr. and T. R. Yonke. 1981. A review of the Nearctic species of the genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 54(2): 233–248.
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Physiology and Cell Biology

Cell Biology

In Banasa dimidiata, the diploid number of chromosomes is 16 in both sexes.

  • Wison, E. B. 1909. Differences in the chromosome-groups of closely related species and varieties, etc. Proc. 7th International Zoological Congress, August 1907.
  • Wison, E. B. 1911. Studies on chromosomes. VII. A review of the chromosomes of Nezara; with some more general considerations. Journal of Morphology 22(1):71 - 110.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Banasa dimidiata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Banasa dimidiata

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 22
Species With Barcodes: 1
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