Scientific Name: Scientific Name: Pentatomidae
Common Name: Stink bug, Stink gogga (Afrikaans)
Description: Generally identified by unpleasant smell they release and the shield-shape of their bodies. There are also stick-insects that fall in this grouping.
Habitat: Found all over the world, and in Namibia they are found in both desert and the sub-tropical regions.
Difference in Sex:
Diet: Plant material and aphids.
Enemies: Other insects, such as centipedes.
Credits: Christian Fourie.