|Shield and stink bugs|
|Acanthosoma labiduroides female|
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order. Because of this they share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. They have six legs and three body parts. Stink bugs are different colors like bright red, light yellow, light orange, light green and dark brown. A stink bug's head is small. The heads can be different shapes such as heart or a triangle or a dome shape. Stink bugs thorax is big. They have six legs attached to their thorax. Their legs are bent. They can jump as high as crickets. Their claws climb up a plant. Their claws are jointed to their legs. Their claws are like hooks. A stink bug's abdomen is small, skinny and dark. A stink bug has stripes on its abdomen.
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- "Hemiptera: bugs, aphids and cicadas". CSIRO. http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/insects/hemiptera.html. Retrieved 2007-05-08.
- Sexton, Colleen (August 1, 2008). Stink Bugs. Bellwether Media.