Subject: Stink bug
Location: Rietfontein, Pretoria, South Africa
January 9, 2014 12:54 am
I found two small almost totally white insects in my garden on 31 December 2013 and suspect that they are stink bugs. What fascinated me when I looked at the photographs was the form of their mouths; it looked like dolphins!
Your help in identifying this is highly appreciated.
Signature: Robert Erasmus

Stink Bug

Stink Bug

Hi Robert,
We agree that this is a Stink Bug or Stinkgogga as you call it, and that it is in the family Pentatomidae, but it really doesn’t have any distinguishing features that would help us (remember we are not entomologists) beyond the family level.  There are some similar looking images on ISpot, including this individual, but they are only identified to the family level as well.

Stink Bug

Stink Bug

Location: Rietfontein, Pretoria, South Africa

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