Western Conifer Seed Bug

Bug in Western Mass.
Hi Bugman!
Your website is so helpful regarding other bugs. I have this bug that’s been coming into our dorms in Amherst, MA. It’s about an inch long, and it emitted a somewhat foul odor when we tried to kill it. I was told it was a stinkbug because of this, but it doesn’t look like any stinkbugs on your site. How do I keep them out??? They come in every night. Thanks from some curious UMass students,

Hi Stephanie,
This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. in the family Coreidae. Both Leaf-Footed Bugs and Stink Bugs are in the same order, Hemiptera, the True Bugs.

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