Graphosoma is a genus bugs in the family Pentatomidae. They are commonly known as striped shield bugs for their distinctive markings.

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G. italicum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Subfamily: Podopinae
Genus: Graphosoma
de Laporte, 1832


Subgenus GraphosomaEdit

Subgenus GraphosomellaEdit


  • Carapezza, A.; Jindra, Z. 2008: Graphosoma (Graphosomella subgen. nov.) inexpectatum sp. nov. from Syria (Hemiptera Heteroptera Pentatomidae). Naturalista siciliano (4), 32(3-4): 471–478. Full article (PDF)
  • Dai, J.-x. 2005: Discussion on classification of genus Grophosoma [Graphosoma] and Dybowskyia based on sequences of cytochrome b gene (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Sichuan journal of zoology, 24(4): 490–495.
  • Fent, M.; Dursun, A.; Tezcan, S. 2013: First record of Graphosoma inexpectatum (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae, Podopinae) from Turkey with description of the female. ZooKeys, 319: 51–57. doi:10.3897/zookeys.319.4298