Stiretrus anchorago


Common Names: Anchor stink bug
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Bugs


The name refers to the anchor-like dorsal pattern that is one among many patterns displayed. Both markings and color are highly variable, but distinguishable from other predatory pentatomids by the large U-shaped scutellum, which almost reaches to the tip of the abdomen. Size is approximately 7 to 9 mm. Typically found on a wide variety of herbaceous plants from April to October.

Edible Notes: Stink bugs are not generally considered edible.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/6434
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