Pentatomidae- stink bug
Del Puerto Canyon, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Side view of a Pentatomid stink bug. The characteristic odor of stink bugs is produced in the scent gland, which can be seen here as the small opening on the side of the body between the mid and hind legs.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.