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.
lake tahoe, sierra nevada mountains
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.