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What is this bug?
Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM
Hi, I have lived in CA 25 years anf have never seen this before, what is it?
Roger Turney
Dana Point CA

Brochymena

Brochymena

Hi Roger,
This is a Predatory Stink Bug known as a Brochymena.  You can find additional information on BugGuide, which states:  “Predatory on other insects, especially caterpillars. May feed some on juices of leaves as well” and that it is generally found in “Spring, fall (adults overwinter, so adults typically absent in mid-summer) .”  Since adults hibernate, they may enter homes in the fall.

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