Subject: Beautiful Brown Bug
Location: Michigan, USA
January 12, 2014 7:38 pm
Hello 🙂
I keep finding this bug inside my home. I live in Michigan, USA and it’s currently January. I found this lovely creature hanging out in my bedroom this morning. I tried googling various combinations and couldn’t find a thing- any thoughts on his/her name? Also, I am pretty sure it can fly or semi-fly, but it doesn’t do it often–mostly walks.
Thanks! 🙂
Good day! 🙂
Signature: MichiganGirl

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear MichiganGirl,
As the range of the invasive, exotic, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug expands to include much of the western, eastern and midwestern portions of North America (See BugGuide), the identification requests we receive get more plentiful, especially during the cooler months when it seeks shelter indoors to hibernate over the winter.  It is generally expected that as populations of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug increase, it will become a significant threat to our agricultural business as it is such a general feeder.

Dear whatsthatbug/Daniel,
Thank you soo much for your speedy response and figuring out which bug has been visiting me! 🙂 It means a lot to me and you guys rock!!! 🙂
Keep up the great work and making bugs more loveable!
Sincerely,
MichiganGirl.

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2 Responses to Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

  1. Karen Flagg says:

    I found the same bug in my home. I thought I saw something whiz by while watching TV. . .fell asleep and when I awoke, there it was on the TV screen. I captured it. I believe it came from the box of Florida oranges I bought for a friend just before Christmas. Since the friend never picked up the oranges, and it was so frigid here, the oranges spoiled. How do they reproduce? Do they bite? Carry diseases? I swatted it and when it fell to the floor it made quite a noise for a bug! It really frightened me. I thought it was a stink bug, but was not sure.

    • bugman says:

      To the best of our knowledge, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs do not carry diseases and we have not received any reports about them biting people. They reproduce when a male Brown Marmorated Stink Bug mates with a female Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. The female lays her eggs on an acceptable host plant. The eggs hatch into young nymphs which eat, grow, molt and eventually mature, beginning the cycle over again.

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