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Stink Bug helps identify self
May 16, 2010
We’ve had brown marmorated stink bugs here (in Central Jersey) since the fall of 2007. The first time I saw one was the day after I saw it posted on your site. So when this one decided to walk on my monitor, I pulled up the page and snapped a shot. (sorry it’s a bit blurry; s/he didn’t stay long). Thought you’d find it amusing.
By the way, my kids want to know CAN stink bugs bite? We know they’ve never bitten us, but could they?
Sara
central NJ

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Hi Sara,
You are right.  We do find your photo terribly amusing.  We would say that Stink Bugs might be able to bite, but we have not heard of an instance.  The most likely biters are probably the predatory species.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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