Subject: What’s these bugs?
Geographic location of the bug: Fort Bragg, NC
Time: 01:55 PM EDT
These 2 bugs look like giant stink bugs but I know they’re not because when I killed them I smelled them and they like apples. I know that sounds crazy, I was even amazed by it but that’s what they smelled like to me! I saw one of these last week but I was unable to get any good pictures of it. Today I got great shots of both of them and I still have their bodies. Please help me identify what type of bugs they are because it’s driving me nuts. Thank you, I will await your response! Have a nice day Gail Barnes!!
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These are Big Legged Bugs in the genus Acanthocephala, and we are intrigued by your observation that they smell like apples.