Pentatomidae

family of insects

Pentatomidae, Greek pente meaning five and tomos meaning section, is a family of stink bugs.[1] There are about 4,700 species in the family.

Pentatomidae
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Several species with nymphs
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Pentatomidae

In agriculture, many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered pest insects, because they can damage crops, and are not easily killed by pesticides.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael Chinery (1993). Insects of Britain & Western Europe. London: Harper/Collins. p. 72. ISBN 0-00-219137-7.

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