shield bug

(redirected from shield bugs)

shield bug

n
(Animals) any shield-shaped herbivorous heteropterous insect of the superfamily Pentamoidea, esp any of the family Pentatomidae. Also called: stinkbug
Translations
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This plant-feeding insect is related to the stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and shield bugs (Scutelleridae) and like other pentatomoids, it emits a strong defensive odor when disturbed.
The Park supports at least 397 species, including butterflies, moths, bees, spiders, shield bugs, pond life, and a long list of plants including two species of orchid.
The Butterfly Park is home to many other "mini-beasts" such as spiders, moths, bumble bees, grasshoppers, shield bugs, woodlice, and snails.
I always find that from late August onwards all sorts of shield bugs move on to my autumn fruiting raspberries and this year they do seem to be about in unusually large numbers.
This honeybee juggling act is brought to you by two shield bugs.
It is also home to many other "mini-beasts" such as spiders, moths, bumble bees, grasshoppers, shield bugs, woodlice, snails and hoverflies.
Immature southern green shield bugs are greenish black withmany white or red circular markings on their upper surface.
The Butterfly Park is regarded as one of the best butterfly sites in Cheshire, and also home to many other "mini-beasts" such as spiders, moths, bumble bees, grasshoppers, shield bugs, woodlice, snails and hoverflies.