shield beetle


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shield beetle (plural shield beetles)

  1. Any of the American shield bugs, in the Pentatomoidea superfamily.
  2. (UK) Any of several shield-shaped leaf beetles that typically inhabit a specific species of tree; especially members of the genus Cassida.


  • (Pentatomoidea): chust bug, stink

Derived termsEdit

  • birch shield beetle
  • bronze shield beetle
  • clouded shield beetle
  • green shield beetle
  • hawthorn shield beetle
  • jewel shield beetle
  • thistle shield beetle
Last modified on 6 January 2014, at 22:35