twice-stabbed stink bug

twice-stabbed stink bug

6022    This was found on a compact cranberry bush in Saskatchewan. It is the size of a lady bug.  Friend or foe?

This is a twice-stabbed stink bug, Cosmopepla lintneriana (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); see https://tinyurl.com/y9ybqct7 for an image and more information. They feed primarily on seeds, and usually are not considered serious pests. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.