5895 Thanks for helping identify this bug. It was indoors, in the master bedroom (bed) at 2am. Felt it crawling on my back. It was a good size bug, able to cling to a q-tip, while I was trying to shake it off. I just spoke with my wife, and she said her friend found a similar bug crawling on the cupboard. That’s 2 in two days. Should we be concerned? Don. Stoney Creek, ON
This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a serious pest in some areas of North America; they often invade buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. See http://tinyurl.com/nkexo3 for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.