Subject: Rock beetle?
Location: Cameron Park, CA
December 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Hi there. Just found this in my house and am stumped. He looks like a beetle obviously but he looks like he’s designed to hide on a rock. Not on my carpet. :-/
Signature: Lisa Visconti

Tree Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Dear Lisa,
This is a Tree Stink Bug or Rough Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena, and we haven’t posted a recent image of this genus to our site in quite some time.  According to bugGuide:  “Usually bark-like (cryptic). Lateral teeth on juga. Head elongated, pronotum laterally with toothlike projections, and rear margin of abdomen has pleated pattern.” 

Location: Cameron Park, California

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