Halyomorpha halys

Common Names: Brown marmorated stink bug, common stink bug
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Bugs

Native to Asia, it was accidentally introduced into the United States, with the first specimen being collected in September 1998. It is considered and agricultural pest as well as a household pest and are commonly found invading homes in the winter. The adults are approximately 1.7 cm long and about as wide, forming the shield shape characteristic of other stink bugs. They are various shades of brown on both the top and undersides, with gray, off-white, black, copper, and bluish markings. Markings unique to this species include alternating light bands on the antennae and alternating dark bands on the thin outer edge of the abdomen. The legs are brown with faint white mottling or banding. The stink glands are located on the underside of the thorax, between the first and second pair of legs, and on the dorsal surface of the abdomen.

Edible Notes: Not edible, foul tasting.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.