Subject: Tick like liking bug?
Location: Central fl
December 27, 2013 1:34 pm
What type of bug is this? I was parked under a tree and near some shrubs. I had 5-6 of these bugs on my vehicle. Are they ticks?
These are not ticks. They are immature Stink Bugs in the genus Brochymena. We matched them to photos on the Stink Bug page of Field and Swamp: Animals and their Habitats (scroll down) and we verified that by finding this image on BugGuide. Stink Bugs in the genus Brochymena are known as Tree Stink Bugs or Rough Stink Bugs.
Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it. Have a Happy New Year