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Shield bug photo by Rundstedt B Rovilos Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order, which are commonly referred to as shield bugs or stink bugs. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The distinctive smell comes from aldehydes such as…

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The Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an omnivorous mammal of the skunk family Mephitidae. Found north of Mexico, it is one of the best-known mammals in Canada and the United States.

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

5 ways to get rid of Stink Bugs - Helpful tips for stink bug prevention.

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Creepy Crawlers Thingmaker! Oh man, my older brother had one of these sets and it was AWESOME! The edible rubbery bugs and worms he made were yummy!

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Jewel Bugs - Family name: Scutelleridae There are about 450 varieties of this bug (it's not a beetle!) worldwide. They are related to stink bugs and can smell bad, but I think their beautiful coloration more than makes up for that :-)

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