Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) on a leave.

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.

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Diet: Plant material and aphids.

Enemies: Other insects, such as centipedes.

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Credits: Christian Fourie.