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Common Name

Man-faced stink bug; also referred to as the Hitler bug.

Scientific Name

Catacanthus incarnatus; also know by the name, Catacanthus nigripes. Another species, Catacanthus punctus, has been recorded from Fiji (Photo 6).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information (and Photo 5) from Thite SV, Kore BA (2016) Mass occurrence of stink bug Catacanthus incarnatus (Dury) on Gmelina arborea Roxb. in Satara, Matarashtara. Zoo's Print xxxi (5), 8-9; and Bhat PS, Srikumar KK (2013) Occurrence of man-faced stink bug, Catacathus incarnatus Drury on cashew in Puttur region of Karnataka. Insect environment 19(1), 32-34; and (with Photo 4) from Waghmare SH et al., A case of extensive congregation of man-faced stink bug Catacanthus incarnatus (Drury) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) together with new host records from western Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8), 7490-7492. Photos 1&2 Vijayanrajapuram. Catacanthus incarnatus (Hitler Bug) mating. ( Photo 3 Vinayara. Catacanthus incarnatus - man-faced stink bug - nymph from Kannavam RF(6).jpg. ( Photo 6 Nitya Singh, Research Officer-Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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