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Posted by
ishafizan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 3 June 2011 in Animal & Insect.

a back shot of the stink bug ... it didn't release gas. thank u :)

Stink bugs are in the Pentatomidae, which are bugs that produce odors as their self-defense. There are over 200 different species of stink bugs throughout the world with the majority of them eating strictly plants; however, some are predators and eat other bugs.

The "stink" that both shield bugs and stink bugs release when disturbed or crushed is a liquid that is produced and stored in glands that are found in the bug's thorax. The foul smell is meant to serve as a defensive agent, keeping away predators who may want to feast on the shield or stink bug.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic macro shot!
this guy has a face on both sides!

3 Jun 2011 6:42am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great macro!

3 Jun 2011 11:13am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Amazing and beautiful bug! wonderful captured with a great bokeh!

3 Jun 2011 12:35pm

José Carlos Caria from Lisbon, Portugal

Amazing detail Great capture.

4 Jun 2011 12:04am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

awesome shot! superb DOF, detail and tones

8 Jun 2011 9:17pm