stink bug

/ˈstɪnk bʌg/ (say 'stink bug)

noun
1. any of various shield bugs, as the green stink bug, Plautia affinis, which emit a noxious defensive odour.
2. any of various other insects which emit noxious odours, as the bronze orange bug.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stink bug — ☆ stink bug n. any of various foul smelling insects; esp., any of a family (Pentatomidae) of hemipterous bugs with a broad, shield shaped body …   English World dictionary

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