Shield Bug Nymphs. I was wondering what these little suckers were! I kept having to flick them off my squash plants..

Shield Bug Nymphs. I was wondering what these little suckers were! I kept having to flick them off my squash plants..

A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae) and her brood of nymphs.   Photo by S Frazier near Jayapura Indonisia.

A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae) and her brood of nymphs. Photo by S Frazier near Jayapura Indonisia.

Shield bug photo by Rundstedt B Rovilos    Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order, which are commonly referred to as shield bugs or stink bugs. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The distinctive smell comes from aldehydes such as…

Shield bug photo by Rundstedt B Rovilos Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order, which are commonly referred to as shield bugs or stink bugs. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The distinctive smell comes from aldehydes such as…

˚Rainbow Shield Bug (Scutelleridae, Hemiptera) on Jatropha leaf - Mozambique

˚Rainbow Shield Bug (Scutelleridae, Hemiptera) on Jatropha leaf - Mozambique

Picassso Shield Bug by Bernard Durin #Insects

What do You Think if Bugs That Look Like Roaches?

Turquoise shield bug with orange legs    "I haven't been able to identify this image. If you have ideas, please contact me"    Picture Title: Turquoise shield bug with orange legs  Image code: suriname_2248  Location: Suriname (South America - Guiana Shield / Amazon)

Turquoise shield bug with orange legs "I haven't been able to identify this image. If you have ideas, please contact me" Picture Title: Turquoise shield bug with orange legs Image code: suriname_2248 Location: Suriname (South America - Guiana Shield / Amazon)

Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others

Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others

Tessaratomid Shield Bug Nymph by itchydogimages on Flickr (John Horstman)…

Tessaratomid Shield Bug Nymph by itchydogimages on Flickr (John Horstman)…

Bug from Africa is a "Sphaerocoris annulus", also known as Picasso Shield Bug.

Bug from Africa is a "Sphaerocoris annulus", also known as Picasso Shield Bug.

Ixora Shield Bug - Catacanthus punctus by Bill Higham, via Flickr

Ixora Shield Bug - Catacanthus punctus by Bill Higham, via Flickr

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