Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)

There are around 4,100 species of Stink Bugs in the world with only about 200 in North America. About 70 of these species prey on caterpillars and other insects while the other 130 (or two-thirds) feed on plant and animal tissue. This family gets its name from “penta” meaning five, which is the number of segments in the antennae.