The Greek word for bug is at the root of the word koris. When the seeds of coriander are ripe, they emit a musty, sweetish aroma that has been compared to that of bedbugs. Its almost as though coriander smells like bed bugs versus bed bugs smell like coriander. It is commonly thought that the smell originates from the droppings of the bug
Stink Bug Damage within Almonds. Posted on May 2, 2015 by David Doll. Green stink bug feeding on an almond hull. Note the multiple feeding sites. Stink bugs are found occasionally in almonds. They feed on the almond hulls from late April through July, causing gummosis and kernel abortion
Interestingly, bed bugs can smell different to different people. Many people report smelling coriander, but another common description is the scent of spoiled raspberries. Others report a strong acidic scent or that of almonds or marzipan. If you notice an unusual smell in an otherwise clean room, it may be time to call in a professional.
What do insects taste like? Explore how bugs taste and more on Bugible.com. One thing I did not like about the giant water bug was how difficult it was to eat - you have to peel of the wings and suck out the meat. They smell bad, but they taste slightly like apples. More to come! Share
Stink bugs have the ability to emit a strong deterring odor, from their body glands, whenever they feel threatened or injured — much like how a skunk defends itself. The smell varies depending on the species and the person's olfactory senses, but it has often been compared to strong herbs and spices like cilantro and coriander.
Bed bugs are said to smell like sweet, rotten raspberries, and it's also said that an infested room smells like almonds; I can't summon up that particular odor mix, but perhaps you'll catch the smell of an old granola bar if you flatten a scuttler and know that, yep, it was a bed bug.