|Twice-stabbed stink bug on my fingertip - REK|
|M. histrionica - REK|
Pentatomidae or stink bug family, and if threatened or handled it puts out a noxious odor. You need to sniff your fingers to get the full effect.
|Twice-stabbed orgy, note yellow eggs below - MJ Hatfield|
|Emerging from egg - MJ Hatfield|
Eggs are laid in clusters on a variety of host plants including mint, echinacea, asparagus and goldenrod, and the adults hang around to guard them. The adult bugs overwinter beneath the leaf litter.
|Mating end to end - REK|
They may produce surface discoloration on some fruit but don't usually cause significant damage to plants and are not considered an economic pest.
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