Stink Bug Parent

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Stink Bug Parent
A Stink Bug Parent and Child in Puzzle Plank Galaxy.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Mandibug

The Stink Bug Parent[1] is a mini-boss appearing in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. It is a normal-sized Mandibug with a smaller Mandibug on its back. It acts as a mini-boss in each game it appears in.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Stink Bug Parent on the Tower

The Stink Bug Parent is encountered in the Honeyhive Galaxy mission Trouble on the Tower. To defeat it, Mario or Luigi must first squash the offspring on top with a Ground Pound. Upon doing so, the Stink Bug Parent will become angry and approach Mario faster than a regular Mandibug. Ground Pounding the parent as well reveals the mission's Power Star.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Stink Bug Parent on the Picture Block
Stink Bug Parent turns red in its second phase

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the Stink Bug Parent is present in the Puzzle Plank Galaxy mission The Puzzling Picture Block (after the puzzle on the final planet is solved). The enemy behaves and is defeated the same as in the predecessor. It shares its boss theme with King Lakitu, which in turn is a variation of Baron Brrr's boss theme from Super Mario Galaxy, unlike the first game, where it has no theme at all.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 親子クワカブト
Oyako Kuwakabuto
Parent and Child Mandibug
German Stinkkäfer-Familie Stink Bug Family
Italian Scarafetor Madre[2] Mandibug Mother
Korean 패밀리풍뎅이
Family Mandibug


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (StinkBugParent)
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 128