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Stink Bug

Halyomorpha halys


Bark-like camouflage, black and white spots toward the rear, striped antennae


This stink bug came out from underneath a planter I was moving that had bamboo in it.


I had never seen a stink bug in flight before, but it flew at me and landed on my shirt.

1 species ID suggestions

oxyjack 6 years ago
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Halyomorpha halys Brown Marmorated Stink Bug — Entomology — Penn State University


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Effective background, nice picture,

Latimeria 6 years ago

I agree, looks like the marmorated to me. I just found one last week, and was going through my summer pictures and found another. It's a shame they're invasive, they're quite pretty up close.

abcoblentz 7 years ago

They are everywhere here in rural Maryland, since probably the past 3 years. I have friends and relatives that have been driven crazy by their numbers.

lynne.warren 7 years ago

This looks very much like the brown marmorated stink bug which is a horrible invasive pest that attacks food crops. Cornell University is monitoring the spread of this pest:

Yasser 7 years ago

Thanks Carolina! I'll look into it. I just purchased a new insect field guide so I'm going to do some more investigating later :)

Carolina 7 years ago

Maybe a Brown marmorated stink bug? They are native to China, but they were accidentally introduced into US. I have only seen two stink bugs in my life, the first one I killed it, and ugh it was a really bad move. The second one I just knew what to do haha.

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.79, Long: -73.98

Spotted on Apr 9, 2011
Submitted on Apr 9, 2011

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