Definition of shield bug in English:

shield bug

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noun

  • A broad shield-shaped bug which is typically brightly coloured or boldly marked. It emits a foul smell when handled or molested. Also called stink bug.
    • Pentatomidae and other families, suborder Heteroptera
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    • It is controlled by insecticides and also a predatory shield bug.
    • Although sometimes mistaken for beetles, shield bugs belong to a different group of insects, the Hemiptera.
    • Sadly, the shield bugs, also known as stink bugs, tend to emit a foul odor when alarmed…

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