Is this a stinkbug?
Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94086
November 14, 2010 5:56 pm
I saw this bug on my windshield in Sunnyvale, CA, yesterday and was wondering what it was. I’ve seen them before and thought they might be some variety of stinkbug. I think they’re fairly common around there.
Signature: Paul

Rough Stink Bug

Hi Paul,
This is indeed a Stink Bug.  More specifically, it is a Rough Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena.  This is a beneficial species that is predatory and it feeds mainly on caterpillars.  See BugGuide for additional information.

Location: California

One Response to Rough Stink Bug

  1. pfussell says:

    Thanks, bugman! My FB friends that indentified it as some kind of stinkbug will be interested to know that it’s a beneficial one.

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