stinkbug
noun Date: circa 1877 any of various hemipterous bugs (especially family Pentatomidae) that emit a disagreeable odor

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  • stinkbug — stink·bug (stĭngkʹbŭg ) n. Any of numerous hemipterous insects of the family Pentatomidae, having a broad, flattened body and emitting a foul odor. * * * ▪ insect family  any of about 5,000 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera,… …   Universalium

  • stinkbug — noun a) Insects, usually shield shaped, that possess a gland that produces a foul smelling liquid, usually containing aldehydes which they use to discourage predators. b) A common name applied to various insects of the Hemiptera order (the true… …   Wiktionary

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  • stinkbug — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of various hemipterous insects that emit a disagreeable odor: as a. : a bug of the family Pentatomidac called also shield bug b. : squash bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stinkbug (Kinnikuman) — The Stinkbug is a gelatinous alien creature from Kinniku Planet first mentioned in Yudetamago s anime Ultimate Muscle. Its body shape is typically three tiered and brightly colored, with small legs and arms and large eyes. The Stinkbug s body is… …   Wikipedia

  • say stinkbug — noun also say s stinkbug Usage: usually capitalized 1st S Etymology: after Thomas Say died 1834 : a common stinkbug (Chlorochroa sayi) that is a serious pest especially on grains in parts of western United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • say's stinkbug — noun see say stinkbug …   Useful english dictionary

  • rice stinkbug — a pentatomid bug (Oebalus pugnax) that feeds on developing rice grains in the southern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shield bug — Taxobox name = Shield and stink bugs image width = 250px image caption = Acanthosoma labiduroides female regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera infraordo = Pentatomomorpha superfamilia = Pentatomoidea subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • heteropteran — ▪ insect order Introduction   any member of the insect order Heteroptera, which comprises the so called true bugs. (Some authorities use the name Hemiptera; others consider both the heteropterans and the homopterans to be suborders of the… …   Universalium

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