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Shield and stink bugs
Acanthosoma labiduroides female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
A freshly moulted Pentatomid nymph belonging to tribe Halyni.

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.[1] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sexton, Colleen (August 1, 2008). Stink Bugs. Bellwether Media. ISBN 978-1-60014-192-8.