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Found this laying eggs on my aluminum fence pole
Location: North shore suburbs of Chicago
August 15, 2011 8:25 am
I saw this colorful insect laying eggs on a pole in our backyard. It moved slowly and left a pod of about 10-15 tightly stuck together eggs in about 4 rows. Any idea what this insect is?
Signature: Bill Marcus

Stink Bug Lays Eggs

Hi Bill,
This is a Stink Bug and eggs laid in that manner are very typical of Stink Bugs.  This sure looks to us like
Banasa dimiata, a species BugGuide reports “from the entire United States, southern Canada and northern Mexico.”  BugGuide also indicates:  “Many different possible host plants are listed for this species, including birch (Betula spp.), bearberry (Arctostaphylos spp.) and chokeberry (Photinia spp.).”

Daniel, wow I had no idea that stink bugs were that colorful or relatively (to my preconceived vision) large. Thank you for the quick info
Bill

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Illinois

One Response to Stink Bug lays Eggs

  1. Ruth Nelson says:

    Found one in Scotland!!! Either the recent tail of a tornado brought it here, or it came in with my shopping! Wow.

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