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The stinkbug, Pentatoma japonica, is a bug found in New Leaf and New Horizons. It is found on trees from April until October in New Leaf, and March until October but on flowers in New Horizons.

Capture quotes

"I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!" —New Leaf
"I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!" —New Horizons

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

The information board in the bug exhibit will list the following information about this bug:

"Stinkbugs are known for their foul smell, enough to drive away most predators and people. The smell is so strong that if they release it in an airtight place, they pass out from their own smell. They like to gather in clumps to stay warm in sunshine, though they will seek out warm houses as well."

In New Horizons

When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"I daresay the name says it all... Stinkbugs are known for their stench. Hoo! Peeyew! As it happens, these crop-eating pests use straw-like mouths to pierce plants and drink the juices. And when threatened, they use a smelly chemical in their belly to release their odious odor! Hoo! How DO they live with themselves? "

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Bug
Encyclopedia Information
Stinkbug encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!"
Size 15.5 mm
Time All day
Season Spring-Fall


New Horizons

Bug
Encyclopedia Information
NH-encyclopedia-Stinkbug
"I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!"
Current Active Hours All day
Months active (north) Mar. to Oct.
Months active (south) Sept. to Apr.


Gallery

In other languages

Stinkbug
Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese カメムシ Kamemushi
Flag of France small French Punaise
Flag of Spain Spanish Chinche
Flag of Germany small German Stinkwanze
Flag of Italy small Italian Cimice
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Schildwants
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Щитник Shchitnik
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 椿象 Chūnxiàng
Flag of South Korea Korean 노린재 Norinjae



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