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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Spot ID Characters for the Family

Pentatomidae

Stink Bugs


Key Characters:

  • Shield-shaped body
  • Five-segmented antennae
  • Large triangular scutellum in center of back

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These creatures vary in color and most of them are 8mm or a bit longer.  Stink bugs are easily spotted by their five segmented antennae and a sizable triangular scutellum on their shield shaped body.  Specific to this family, there are not any hairs present on the tibia.  The shorter legs are adapted for climbing and feeding on plants.