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unknown bug in lake tahoe
December 17, 2009
this is the third bug of this species we have found this winter. not sure what it is.
brent
lake tahoe, sierra nevada mountains

Tree Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Hi Brent,
This is a Stink Bug in the genus Brochymena, commonly called a Rough Stink Bug or Tree Stink Bug  We have gotten several letters per week for the past month requesting their identification.  Like the Western Conifer Seed Bug, Brochymena Stink Bugs frequently enter homes as cool weather approaches.  They will hibernate through the winter and they will not damage the home nor its contents, and they pose no threat to the human inhabitants.

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2 Responses to Tree Stink Bug

  1. sandra fowles says:

    Tree stink bug has bored into and infested my mimosa tree. How can I get rid of them? I have had to cut off several large branches and when I did they came crawling out of bore holes.

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