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Stink Bugs


  • Scientific name: Pentatomidae
  • Order: True bugs
  • Rank: Family
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Higher classification: Pentatomoidea

Pentatomidae is a family of insects belonging to the order Hemiptera, generally called shield bugs or stink bugs. Pentatomidae is the largest family in the superfamily Pentatomoidea and contains around 900 genera and over 4700 species.

Did you know: The name Pentatomidae, the stink bug family, comes from the Greek “Pente,” meaning five and “Tomos,” meaning section.

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