Which is Which: Stink Bugs

This is one of several native pests that cause economic damage to crops and destroys garden produce. These pests come in other colors too and there are several introduced species as well. Stink bugs are numerous and common throughout North America. This True Bug is about 1/2 inch in length, with a triangular shape and piercing mouth parts. This insect emits a foul odor, when disturbed. (Image Citation: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, bugwood.org)