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Rhaphigaster nebulosa

Shieldbugs, also known as stinkbugs are insects with a body, shaped kind of like a shield. There are 5500 species of shieldbugs existing. These insects belong to the Pentatomidae family and the Hemiptera order.

Life Cycle[]

A female shieldbug will lay clusters of eggs on plants. Five nymphal stages occur for shieldbugs. Once these 5 stages are complete, a shieldbug will mature.

Feeding habits[]

These bugs are herbivorous and some may be predacious.


Shieldbugs defend themselves with a strong odor.


Shieldbugs live worldwide on vegetation, grass, trees, and bushes.