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See also: stink bug
stinkbug (plural stinkbugs)
- Insects, usually shield-shaped, that possess a gland that produces a foul smelling liquid, usually containing aldehydes which they use to discourage predators.
- (entomology) A common name applied to various insects of the Hemiptera order (the "true bugs"), in the Heteroptera suborder, principally in the superfamilies Pentatomoidea and Coreoidea.
- (US Southwest) A pinacate beetle or stink beetle (genus Eleodes) that releases a pungent odor when threatened.
bug of the superfamily Coreoidea