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Stink Bug



Greek pente 'five' + tom- 'section, cut' (a reference to the 5-segmented antennae) Pentatomids produce odors from thoracic glands for self-defense, thus the English name


Nymphs usually undergo four to five successive stages of moltings (ecdysis), increasing in size and becoming more adult-like with each stage until the final molting. The stages are individually known as instars, with the earliest stage (just after hatching) being known as the first nymphal instar. Nymphs may also differ significantly from adults in colors and patterns exhibited. In some species, nymphs often exhibit strikingly vibrant colors in contrast to the relative drabness of adults. The colors can also vary between instars. (Source:

1 Species ID Suggestions

ReeceJones 9 years ago
Crusader bug (or Holy Cross bug)
Mictis profana Crusader bug

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1 Comment

joycecsy 9 years ago

Couldn't find a closer one. But it's doesn't have the cross marking on top.

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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