shield bug

shield bug
: a bug of the family Pentatomidae characterized by a very large scutellum suggesting a shield : stinkbug

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shield bug noun
Any heteropterous insect of the superfamily Pentatomoidea, typically having flat, broad bodies shaped like heraldic shields
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Main Entry:shield

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n. another term for stink bug

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Shield bug — Taxobox name = Shield and stink bugs image width = 250px image caption = Acanthosoma labiduroides female regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera infraordo = Pentatomomorpha superfamilia = Pentatomoidea subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • shield bug — noun Any of various shield shaped true bugs of the superfamily Pentatomoidea. Syn: shield beetle, stink bug …   Wiktionary

  • shield bug — noun a heteropterous bug with a flattened, shield shaped body. [Many species in Pentatomidae and other families.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • shield bug — /ˈʃild bʌg/ (say sheeld bug) noun any of various insects of the family Pentatomidae, having shield shaped bodies, thin, spineless legs, and five segmented antennae, many of which emit an offensive odour as a defence mechanism …  

  • List of shield bug species of Great Britain — The following is a list of the shield bugs recorded in Britain:uperfamily PentatomoideaFamily Acanthosomatidae* Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale hawthorn shield bug * Cyphostethus tristriatus juniper shield bug * Elasmostethus interstinctus birch… …   Wikipedia

  • Green shield bug — Taxobox | name = Green shield bug regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera familia = Pentatomidae genus = Palomena species = P. prasina binomial = Palomena prasina binomial authority = (Linnaeus, 1761)The green… …   Wikipedia

  • Hawthorn shield bug — Taxobox | name = Hawthorn shield bug image width = 240px image caption = Imago image2 caption = Nymph image2 width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera familia = Acanthosomatidae genus = Acanthosoma… …   Wikipedia

  • List of shield bug species recorded in Korea — This is a list of shield bug species recorded in Korea, including both the Korean Peninsula and adjacent islands. Species on this list have been::*included in a standard database of Korean insects, such as that published by the National Institute …   Wikipedia

  • striped shield bug — noun a shield bug with black and red stripes, Graphosoma lineatum …   Wiktionary

  • shield-backed bug — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : shield bug …   Useful english dictionary

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