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  Stink Bug (Pentatomidae family )





Stink Bug | Pentatomidae family  photo
Stink Bug on bottlebrush (Callistemon) tree - unknown species

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STINK BUG FACTS

Identification
Stink bugs have rounded bodies and are fairly flat. They can produce a foul smelling liquid when threatened - hence their common name. Their antennae have five sections.

Size
15mm

Habitat
found on many species of trees and shrubs

Food
Most Stink Bugs feed on plant sap.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Pentatomidae
Genus:Pentatomidae family
Species:
Common Name:Stink Bug