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stink bug Syllabification: stink bug
Pronunciation: /stiNGk bəɡ/

Definition of stink bug in English:


A broad shield-shaped bug that is typically brightly colored or boldly marked. It emits a foul smell when handled or molested.
  • Pentatomidae and other families, suborder Heteroptera
Example sentences
  • Female egg guarding occurs in a wide variety of insects, including lace bugs, stink bugs, cockroaches, and treehoppers.
  • Using percent frequency data, they found that beetles, stink bugs, froghoppers (Homoptera: Cercopidae), and moths all occurred in > 20% of the stomachs of 21 bats.
  • Individual costumes included the stink bug, praying mantis, dragonfly, grubworm, horsefly, gypsy moth, boll weevil, yellow jacket, monarch butterfly, two mean bugs and a nice bug as well as the ever popular maggot.
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