This book presents an overview of the Pentatomidae species, covering their biology, phylogeny and reproductive behavior, main plants used in their diet and their nutritional exigencies, predatory stinkbugs, interactions between herbivores-plants and natural enemies, use of pheromone for monitoring phytophagous populations, and chemical and vibrational communication signals. It also presents possible technologies to be applied in field crops for pest management that could be developed as the basis of the interplay of stink bug communication signals.
Stinkbug Classification, Phylogeny, Biology and Reproductive Behavior. Host Plant-Stinkbug (Pentatomidae) Relationships. Predatory Stink Bugs (Asopinae) and the Role of Substrate-Borne Vibrational Signals in Intra- and Interspecific Interactions. Communication as the Basis for Biorational Control. The Semiochemistry of Pentatomidae. Substrate-Borne Vibratory Communication. Stink Bug Communication Network and Environment. Plant and Stink Bug Interactions at Different Trophic Levels. Use of Pheromones for Predatory Stink Bugs Management. Use of Pheromones for Monitoring Phytophagous Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Use of Vibratory Signals for Stink Bug Monitoring and Control. Suggestions for Neotropic Stink Bug Pest Status and Control.