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Not to be confused with Stinger.
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Derived species
Armored Stinga

Stingas[1] are flying insect enemies from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They attack Donkey Kong by flying towards him if he gets too close; contact with them causes him to lose beats. However, if Donkey Kong uses the Sound Wave Attack, they are defeated. Donkey Kong will get one beat for every Stinga he defeats that gets close enough. In some levels, there are Stinga Combs[2] that, upon clapping near them, reveal several Stingas.

Stingas appear in several kingdoms throughout the game. An alternate variant of Stinga known as an Armored Stinga also appears in the Durian Kingdom; using the Sound Wave Attack causes them to turn into normal Stingas, which can then be defeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スティンガ[3]
From 「スティンガー」 (Sutingā), Stinger


  1. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/Stinga.arc)
  2. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/StingaComb.arc)
  3. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book, page 170