Morni Wildlife (Insects): Stinkbug

November 6, 2014

Erthesina acuminata (common name Stinkbug) is one of the 5000 species of insects of the Pentatomidae family. The bug gets its name from the foul-smelling secretion produced by it when alarmed. The odourous secretion may get transferred to the resting place of the insect such as fruit or leaves of a plant leaving them with a nauseating taste. In Assam and Manipur the stinkbug is eaten in dried form by the local people as a source of animal protein supplement.

Stinkbug-Erthesina acuminate, Tikkar Cottage, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni Hills (November 2013)

Stinkbug-Erthesina acuminate, Tikkar Cottage, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni Hills (November 2013)

 

Filed in: Insects

About the Author ()

An environmental enthusiast who loves tramping through the hills in search of the picturesque.

Comments are closed.

Back to Top